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Irish Coast Guard and CHC Perform More than 1,000 SAR Missions in 2015 with Sikorsky S-92® Helicopter Fleet

The Irish Coast Guard in partnership with CHC Helicopter completed more than 1,000 search and rescue (SAR) missions in 2015 with a fleet of five Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. The milestone, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year, tops the 2014 record of 914 missions, and is the first time since 1991 that the […]

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Military helicopters

​CH-53K Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft. “EDM-1’s first flight signifies another […]

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Military helicopters

Sikorsky Innovations Awarded Contract for Phase 1 DARPA X-Plane Program

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced it has won a contract for Phase 1 of the Vertical Take-Off and Landing Experimental Aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) program by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The proposed effort is valued at $15 million to develop the preliminary design for the […]

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PHI flies first Rig Approach™ Customer Flights in the S-92® helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PHI Inc. announced today the completion of the first operational flights of the new “Rig Approach” system, a first of its kind functionality on the S-92® helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. The flights occurred yesterday. Earlier this year, two FAA Demonstration test […]

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Civil helicopters

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Enters Final Assembly with Delivery of the Fuselage from Aurora Flight Sciences

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this week begins final assembly of the prototype S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter following acceptance of the fuselage structure from Aurora Flight Sciences. Consisting of an integrated cockpit, cabin and tail cone, the composite fuselage arrived September 20 at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm […]

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Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter Flight Simulator Enters into Service FlightSafety Supports Sikorsky’s Newest Commercial Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and FlightSafety International today jointly announced the launch of the first full flight simulator for Sikorsky’s S-76D™ helicopter platform. Located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the new simulator replicates the aircraft’s exact flight and operating characteristics, ensuring high quality training for operators worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), Sikorsky […]