Sikorsky recognises Bristow Helicopters for lifesaving
Sikorsky has recognised Bristow Helicopters and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency for excellence in lifesaving achievement with the S-92 helicopter.
Bristow Helicopters is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company.
The company currently operates 14 S-92 helicopters on behalf of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the critical mission of search and rescue (SAR), following the award of the 10-year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013. In the first year of UK SAR operations, beginning in April 2015, Bristow successfully completed 1,149 missions utilising S-92 helicopters.
“We are proud to be a part of this successful collaboration and are honoured to serve on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard.”
Jonathan Baliff, president and CEO of Bristow Group said: “We are proud to be a part of this successful collaboration and are honoured to serve on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard. The speed, capacity and operational range of the SAR S-92, combined with the civilian and former military personnel we employ as part of UK SAR, create a best-of-all-worlds solution that is the backbone of our life-saving efforts.”
“Igor Sikorsky envisioned the helicopter as a lifesaving tool,” said Nathalie Previte,Sikorsky vice president for Strategy & Business Development. “In the year of the S-92 fleet’s millionth flight hour, we are thrilled to recognise a customer who flies and excels at the critical mission of search and rescue.”