Bond buys 16 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft has announced that Bond Aviation Group, subsidiary company of the World Helicopters Group, has signed a contract to buy 16 S-92 helicopters. The purchase is the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky Aircraft.

“We are deeply honoured by the Bond Aviation Group’s confidence in Sikorsky and our S-92 helicopter, which we see expressed by this significant firm order,” said Carey Bond, president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. “We are delighted to have Bond join the family of S-92 operators around the world who have selected a proven and reliable aircraft.”

James Drummond, chief executive of World Helicopters Group said: “Bond is delighted to announce the order of 16 new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The introduction of the S-92s represents the next stage in Bond’s growth and fleet development for both UK and International operations, such as Oil & Gas and Search and Rescue, for which the S-92 is ideally designed.  It is a proven and flexible platform that will provide the performance and range required to operate in these environments whilst delivering the highest standards of safety and comfort for its crew and passengers.  We look forward to working with Sikorsky to introduce the new aircraft, the first of which we expect in 2013.”

Sikorsky released a short video about the S-92

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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