Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™
STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 29, 2013
STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing,
the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, has contracted
to acquire two S-92A^™ and two S-76D^™ helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft
Corp. along with an unspecified number of options to acquire additional
aircraft. The four new helicopters will be configured initially for the oil
and gas service markets. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
Carey Bond, President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, said, "With this
agreement, we welcome a new customer and want to express our appreciation to
Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing for the trust and confidence they have shown in
our aircraft. We look forward to a long and productive relationship."
With its proven performance in harsh environments, the S-92A helicopter has
become an aircraft of choice for offshore oil operators. Sikorsky recently
delivered its 200^th S-92 helicopter, and the worldwide fleet has logged more
than 600,000 flight hours to date, mostly serving the offshore oil and gas
The S-76D helicopter is Sikorsky's newest aircraft, having received U.S.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification in October 2012.
Designed for safety, reliability and efficiency, the S-76D helicopter's
standard equipment features include all-composite, flaw-tolerant main rotor
blades; an advanced THALES integrated avionics system and autopilot; health
and usage monitoring system; and active vibration control. The S-76D is
powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's compact and light-weight PW210S engine,
which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio and fuel burn with
excellent payload and range benefits. Rotor Ice Protection System for
all-weather capability will be available as an option.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in
helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp. is
based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high-technology
products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries
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SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Contact: Callie Ferrari, 203-383-7150, Callie.Ferrari@Sikorsky.com, or Paul
Jackson, 203-386-7143, Paul.Jackson@sikorsky.com
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