Sikorsky delivers newest S-92 helicopter to South Korea Coast Guard

The Korea Coast Guard accepted the delivery of its third S-92 search and rescue helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.

The delivery ceremony took place on 30 September. The expansion of the Korea Coast Guard’s S-92 fleet increases its capability to conduct maritime security, safety and life-saving missions.

“Our valued partnership with Sikorsky spans for nearly a decade,” said Han Sangchul,  Senior Superintendent and Final Acceptance Test Inspection Team Lead for the Korea Coast Guard.

“We look forward to continued success as we grow our fleet of highly-capable search and rescue S-92 aircraft.”

The Korea Coast Guard has completed 195 rescues and has flown more than 2,700 flight hours since 2014.

The global fleet of S-92 helicopters recently achieved 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries.

In 2017, the coast guard received the second helicopter from Sikorsky. Following the aircraft’s shipment to South Korea, aircrews conducted training in-country.

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Thirteen nations have selected the S-92 helicopter for their missions. In May 2014, Sikorsky won the US Navy contract to replace ‘Marine One’ helicopter fleet.

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