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Sikorsky Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Navy announced that Sikorsky has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to modify, test and deliver six FAA-certified S-92® helicopters and two trainer simulators to the U.S. Marine Corps. Covering a period of performance into late 2020, the fixed price incentive firm contract is the initial step to providing, by 2023, a VXX Presidential Helicopter Replacement fleet totaling 21 operational aircraft.

Sikorsky Aircraft Displayed at Offshore Technology Conference

Two Sikorsky aircraft were displayed at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, from May 5-8. An off-shore oil configured S-76D™ helicopter, owned by Bristow Group Inc., and an S-92® helicopter, owned by CHI Aviation, drew large crowds and were the first Sikorsky aircraft ever showcased at the event.

“OTC is a very well attended show that promotes and furthers the advance of scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters,” said Dave Martin, director, Energy & Oil Sector, CSS. “Given Sikorsky’s focus on the oil and gas industry, it is important that we are here.”

Jingcheng Receives China’s First S-76D™ Helicopter

Sikorsky recently announced that Yunnan Jingcheng Group accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ aircraft that will operate in China. The aircraft is configured for transportation of corporate and government VIPs. Jingcheng also flies a Sikorsky S-92® helicopter for use in transporting corporate and government VIPs. In September 2013, a second S-92 aircraft was purchased with delivery expected in 2015. The Civil Aviation Administration of China certified the S-76D helicopter in April.

 
Also In this Issue:
EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® AMS 8.0 and ADS-B Out
Sikorsky S-76A™ Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Transferred to Canadore College
S-76D™ Flight Test Team Reaches 2,000 Flight Test Hours
S-92® Spotlight: Irish Rescue Drill
Sikorsky Hosts S-92® Steering Group Meeting
Sikorsky Excels at 2014 ABACE