Bristow places order for up to 26 S-76D helicopters
Sikorsky has announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell 10 S-76D helicopters to Bristow Group, with options for another 16 aircraft.
Sikorsky and Bristow marked the agreement with an acknowledgement ceremony at Heli-Expo.
“This agreement represents the S-76D helicopter’s introduction into operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other international arenas later this year, and it also further strengthens the more than 40-year relationship between the Bristow Group and Sikorsky Aircraft,” said Sikorsky president Mick Maurer . “Bristow has consistently shown its consideration for safety, leadership, and commitment to its worldwide customers by seeking the latest state-of-the-art equipment, and their choice of the S-76D affirms their commitment to providing the best value to its customers.”
Bristow Group president and chief executive officer Bill Chiles said the S-76D helicopters will join Bristow’s worldwide fleet of more than 500 aircraft. “Without question, the intensive offshore oil and gas transportation mission requires a reliable aircraft that is ready to work an aggressive schedule and the S-76 has continuously proven itself in that role. Bristow’s objective is to provide the safest, most reliable and efficient service to our clients and we look forward to putting the new S-76D with its enhanced capabilities into our operations around the world.”
Sikorsky expects to begin delivering the S-76D helicopters beginning this year.