Procurement Sikorsky has secured its first Asian customers for the 19-seat S-92 helicopter in the key offshore oil-support sector. Brunei Shell Petroleum has ordered three S-92s and Tianjin, China-based Eastern General Aviation (EGAC) has ordered one to join two S-76C++ helicopters ordered from Sikorsky last month. EGAC’s S-92 will be delivered in late 2006 for use in the Bohai Bay area. S-92s are in offshore support service with Petroleum Helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico, CHC Helikopter Service and Norsk Helikopter in the North Sea and Cougar Helicopters off the coast of Nova Scotia

Source: Flight International