Sikorsky announced this week that it has sold two S-92 helicopters to the International Handling Co. (IHC). The contract includes the option to purchase four additional S-92 helicopters configured for offshore oil missions.
Delivery of the first aircraft is expected to take place in 2010. IHC, an Azerbaijan-based operator, plans to expand its service to the growing offshore oil industry based in Eurasia.
In other Sikorsky developments, the company announced that its search-and-rescue (SAR) version of the S-92 has logged more than 150 rescues in the challenging environment of the North Sea and North Atlantic since being introduced into service by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the operation of the CHC Helicopter Corp.