"With significantly enhanced aircraft survivability, communication and navigation capabilities, the S-92 helicopter is a proven leader in the VIP and Head-of-State mission categories. Today's delivery ceremony is further recognition of the strength of this aircraft as well as the strong relationship that Sikorsky and the Korean Air Force continue to build," said Sikorsky Vice President Stephen B. Estill.
The S-92 helicopter is equipped to perform a variety of missions including offshore oil transport, head of state and VIP transport, search and rescue, and commercial airline service. The S-92 helicopter continues to perform at a high operational tempo with the fleet recently passing 58,000 total flight hours. The S-92 was the first helicopter in the world certified to the latest U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency safety standards. The S-92 features a Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS), which is available on S-92 helicopter military variants as well as commercial aircraft.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service. The company's long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every timeTM." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.