Sikorsky today announced China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the delivery at Airshow China in Zhuhai, China.
In June of 2013, COHC and Sikorsky signed for two S-92 helicopters to be used for offshore oil and gas transportation missions. COHC is expected to receive delivery of the second S-92 helicopter in March 2015. With the delivery, Sikorsky is now the only original equipment manufacturer to be associated with all three major offshore oil providers in China.
“The S-92 helicopter is proven worldwide and certified to the latest FAA/JAA standards,” said Audrey Brady, Director, S-92 Program for Sikorsky. “The S-92 will provide COHC with the modern aircraft capabilities needed to further develop its aviation and offshore oil industries.”
Established in 1983, COHC is a publicly traded company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, where it is the largest provider of offshore transport operations.
“China continues to be a key commercial market for Sikorsky, and we look forward to continued business with COHC,” said Brady.
Source: Sikorsky Aircraft, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Nov 12, 2014