Sikorsky delivers first VIP S-92 helicopter to Turkey
Sikorsky has delivered the first of two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to the Turkish National Police. Both helicopters will be used by the Turkish Prime Minister.
Turkey operates over 140 Sikorsky helicopters, many are operated by the Turkish military but there are a large number of civilian S-76 helicopters operated in the country.
“In addition to serving the Armed Forces of Turkey with the most advanced and capable Black Hawk helicopters, Sikorsky extends its commercial presence in Turkey through the S-92 helicopter, providing the highest levels of safety, reliability and performance to the highest levels of the Turkish Government,” said Anand Stanley , Sikorsky’s vice president for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa.
The second S-92 helicopter is also expected to be delivered this year. In addition to Turkey, S-92 helicopters transport the heads of state in nine other countries.
“With such a strong contingent of our products flying in the region, it is clear that Turkey is an important and strategic partner of Sikorsky Aircraft,” Stanley added. “We have continued to increase our presence in Turkey through our relationships with Turkish Aerospace Industries, Alp Aviation and Aselsan, and look forward to exploring continued growth opportunities.”