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Latest!Bristow Group Wins UK Search and Rescue Award

Tuesday 26 March, 2013 - Bristow Group announced today that The Department for Transport in the United Kingdom has awarded its UK affiliate Bristow Helicopters Limited (Bristow Helicopters) a new contract to provide civilian Search and Rescue (SAR) services for all of the UK. The SAR services contract has a phased-in transition period beginning in April 2015 and continuing to July 2017 and a contract length of approximately ten years.

Under the terms of this contract, Bristow Helicopters will provide 11 Sikorsky S-92 and 11 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters that will be located at ten bases across the UK. Each SAR base will operate either two S-92s or two AW189s. In addition to the ten bases with 20 aircraft, there will be two fully SAR-equipped training aircraft that can be deployed to any base as needed. -- more

Sikorsky S-92s included in new UK Search & Rescue contract

Tuesday 26 March, 2013 - The UK Government's Department for Transport has announced the signing of a contract with Bristow Helicopters Ltd to provide search and rescue helicopter services in the UK. A new £1.6 billion contract for search and rescue helicopter services will see the UK benefit from improved flying times and better coverage of high-risk areas. Helicopters will be able to reach a larger area of the UK search and rescue region within one hour of take off than is currently possible, and based on historic incident data it is estimated that there will be an overall improvement in flying times to incidents of around 20% (from 23 to 19 minutes). -- more

FAA Approves Type Certification for S-76D Helicopter

October 15, 2012 - STRATFORD, Connecticut - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Type Certificate for the S-76D helicopter, moving the aircraft forward to its highly anticipated delivery into the medium-sized marketplace. The FAA signed the certificate on Oct. 12, capping an intensive flight test program to introduce the S-76D helicopter, Sikorsky’s newest commercial product. The S-76D helicopter has a current backlog approaching a half-billion dollars and is expected to begin deliveries later this quarter. -- more

Sikorsky Receives S-76D™ Helicopter Order from Air Engiadina

February 14, 2012 - DALLAS, Texas - Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has received an order for one S-76D™ helicopter from Swiss-based Air Engiadina. "We thank Air Engiadina for their confidence in Sikorsky Aircraft products," said Alex Sharp, Sikorsky European Regional Sales Manager. "The S-76D helicopter will bring outstanding safety, reliability, proven performance and value." Air Engiadina, as owner, has operated an S-76A+™ for more than 20 years in the VIP transport role in the United Kingdom under PremiAir Aviation’s air operator certificate. The company added an S-76C++™ helicopter in 2009. The new S-76D aircraft will be operated in the UK or Switzerland for VIP and passenger flights. Sikorsky will deliver the new EASA-certified aircraft to Air Engiadina’s European operation in 2013. Sikorsky was assisted in the sale by UK sales representative PlaneSayling Aviation Limited. -- more

November 17, 2009 - Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopters flown by the U.S. Army in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war have accumulated more than 1 million fleet flight hours without a single Class A material failure with the aircraft, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. reported today from the Dubai Air Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

The U.S. Army currently operates more than 350 BLACK HAWK helicopters combined in these two Overseas Contingency Operations. BLACK HAWK helicopters have flown these missions since February 2003 and are maintaining an 84 percent mission capable readiness rate while operating in the extreme heat, wind, and sand conditions. -- more

Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers New VIP S-76C++ Helicopter to U.K. Royal Household

November 04, 2009 - Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has delivered a new VIP S-76C++™ helicopter to the Royal Travel Office for use by the Royal Household of the United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Sikorsky has provided helicopters to support the Royal Family since the early 1950’s, including the R4, S-51, S-55, S-58, S-58T, S-76B and the S-76C+ helicopters. The new S76C++ helicopter entered service in September. -- more

PlaneSayling Aviation Ltd seals another Sikorsky sale with 5th S-76C++ new delivery in Europe

February 21, 2009 - PlaneSayling Aviation Ltd (t/a Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales) today announced a contract to deliver a new top-of-the-range S-76C++ ‘Deluxe Executive’ helicopter to a private operator in the United Kingdom and further cements Lynton’s success in selling the S-76C++. -- more

PlaneSayling Aviation Ltd Appointed as Sikorsky Sales Representative and Announces Territorial Expansion

February 19, 2009 - As well being appointed as a Non-Exclusive Sales Representative for Sikorsky Helicopters, PlaneSayling Aviation Ltd (t/a Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales) has announced today a territorial expansion that not only includes the United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium, but adds France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland to its sales region. -- more

UK Royal Household selects Sikorsky as Preferred Supplier for Royal Family helicopter

November 20, 2007 - The Royal Household of the United Kingdom has chosen Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as the preferred supplier to provide the next helicopter for the Royal Family's transportation. Sikorsky provided the S-76C+(TM) helicopter that the Royal Family currently flies and was named preferred supplier for the replacement, which will be an S-76C++(TM) helicopter subject to contract and U.K. government approval. -- more

Lynton Seals Another Sikorsky Sale with 4th S-76C++ sale within Europe

October 31, 2007 – Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales today announced a contract to deliver a new S-76C++ ‘Deluxe Executive’ helicopter to a private operator in Belgium. This contract adds to Lynton’s success in selling the S-76C++ (4 new S-76C++ deliveries since May 2005) and further cements Lynton’s position as the long standing Sikorsky representative within the UK, Eire and now Belgium. -- more


Lynton Announces Sikorsky Sales Territorial Expansion

October 28, 2007 – Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales announced today the inclusion of Belgium to its Non-Exclusive Sales Representation territory that heretofore included the United Kingdom and Eire. -- more

Lynton celebrates third S-76C++ sale in the UK

PARIS AIR SHOW, June 21st 2007 – Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales today announced a contract to deliver a new S-76C++ ‘Deluxe Executive’ helicopter to Advanced Engineering Consultants Inc. in the United Kingdom. This contract adds to Lynton’s success in selling the S-76C++ and further cements Lynton’s position as the long standing Sikorsky Sales Representative within the UK now in its 27th year as a distributor. -- more


Lynton Celebrates Double Sikorsky S-76 Sale to Trustair Ltd in the United Kingdom

OXFORD, January 2nd, 2007 – Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales today announced a contract to deliver a new S-76C++ 'Deluxe Executive' helicopter to Trustair in the UK. In addition to the S-76C++, Lynton also completed the sale of an S-76B to Trustair Ltd the same day. The S-76C++ contract is the third to be signed for a customer within the UK and further cements the S-76's position as the executive helicopter of choice within the region. -- more

Sikorsky Delivers 600th S-76 Helicopter

STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 30, 2006 - Sikorsky Aircraft's S-76® helicopter line continued building upon its legacy with the recent delivery of the 600th S-76 helicopter. More than 220 operators in 59 countries are currently flying S-76 helicopters. The S-76 fleet has accumulated more than four million flight hours since the first aircraft was delivered in 1979. -- more PARIS AIR SHOW, June 15, 2005 – Lynton Aviation Aircraft Sales today announced a contract to deliver a new S-76C++ helicopter to Haughey Air Ltd in the UK, a company owned by the Lord Ballyedmond. The S-76C++ contract is the first to be signed for a customer within the European Union and further cements Lynton’s position as the long standing Sikorsky representative within the UK. -- more

Offshore Logistics commits to S-76 with 35 orders and 24 options

PARIS AIR SHOW, June 14 – Sikorsky Aircraft today announced a contract to deliver 35 new S-76 helicopters to Offshore Logistics, Inc., the world's largest provider of helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry.
The contract, one of the largest single civil helicopter orders in Sikorsky's history, includes options for an additional 24 S-76 aircraft. The aircraft will be used to support Offshore Logistics' customers across the world through its various strategic business units. -- more

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