“This system provides the crews with technology that is
easy to use, makes sense, and reduces the current
workload from 17 pilot initiated items to only seven.
Safety is paramount in our operations and the Rig
Approach is a fantastic tool bringing a safer product to
The multi-mission S-92 helicopter incorporates numerous
safety features, including a flaw-tolerant design. In
February, the global fleet achieved the half-million
flight-hour milestone. Off shore oil operators fly the
aircraft for an average of 90 – 110 hours per month in
often challenging environments. The S-92 helicopter also
performs Head of State missions, search and rescue (SAR)
operations as well as a variety of transportation
missions for utility and airline passengers. Since
entering service in September 2004, the S-92 fleet has
grown to 170 aircraft and logged more than 530,000
flight hours to date.
This summer, Sikorsky will formally offer the S-92
platform to the U.S. Government, which is seeking to
replace the “Marine One” helicopter fleet that
transports the President of the United States.