Sikorsky was expecting to deliver the first production S-92 helicopter last week after a short delay to reduce weight. The first of 60 commercial S-92s on order will enter service with Louisiana-based Petroleum Helicopters. Meanwhile, the Sikorsky VH-92 derivative is undergoing a final risk reduction for the US Navy's VXX presidential helicopter competition. Its competitor, the Lockheed Martin-led US101 programme, is preparing to unveil an aircraft with upgraded General Electric CT7-8E engines to launch a marketing tour next month in the USA.


Source: Flight International