The Korea Coast Guard accepted the supply on September 30 of its third S-92® search and rescue helicopter constructed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin firm. The growth of Korea Coast Guard’s S-92 fleet will increase its functionality to conduct maritime safety, security and life-saving missions for the individuals of Korea. The Korea Coast Guard has accomplished 195 rescues and has flown greater than 2,700 flight hours since 2014. The worldwide fleet of S-92 helicopters just lately achieved 2 million flight hours in quite a lot of missions together with search and rescue, oil and fuel transportation and VIP transportation in 28 international locations.

“The S-92 provides the Korea Coast Guard a strategic benefit in the case of saving lives. Each second counts, which is why the agile, all-weather S-92 is mission prepared, on a regular basis,” stated Leon Silva, vp of Sikorsky International Industrial and Navy Techniques.


“Our valued partnership with Sikorsky spans for almost a decade. We stay up for continued success as we develop our fleet of highly-capable search and rescue S-92 plane,” stated Mr. Han Sangchul, Senior Superintendent and Remaining Acceptance Check Inspection Group Lead for the Korea Coast Guard.

The Sikorsky S-92 is an American twin-engine medium-lift helicopter constructed by Sikorsky Plane for the civil and army helicopter markets. The S-92 was developed from the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter and has related elements reminiscent of flight management and rotor programs. The H-92 Superhawk is a army model of the S-92 within the utility transport position, able to carrying 22 troops. The H-92 will also be configured for particular missions, together with search and rescue and govt transportation. In Might 2014, Sikorsky was honored to win the U.S. Navy Contract to Substitute ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet and the vote of confidence within the S-92 as a confirmed and trusted platform.

Sikorsky is an American plane producer primarily based in Stratford, Connecticut. It was established by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky in 1923 and was among the many first corporations to fabricate helicopters for civilian and army use. Beforehand owned by United Applied sciences Company, in November 2015 Sikorsky was offered to Lockheed Martin. Sikorsky’s important plant and administrative workplaces are situated in Stratford, Connecticut, as is a big company-owned personal heliport. Different Sikorsky amenities are in Trumbull, Shelton, and Bridgeport, Connecticut with small firm heliport; Fort Value, Texas; West Palm Seashore, Florida; and Huntsville and Troy, Alabama.

The third S-92 helicopter was delivered to the Korea Coast Guard, on monitor to ship a fourth subsequent yr, rising their functionality to conduct maritime safety, security, and life-saving missions. Photograph credit score Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin firm.