Sikorsky celebrates one year Stavanger FSL opening


Sikorsky is celebrating the first year of operations at its Stavanger Forward Stocking Location (FSL).

Stavanger is home to one of the largest Sikorsky S-92 populations in the world, which are mostly used to support the oil and gas industry.

Since its opening in September 2016 the FSL had reduced the average response time for parts requests to just under an hour.

“The Forward Stocking Location in Stavanger is an important development in parts support to further increase our aircraft availability,” said Heidi Wulff Heimark, Norway Area Manager, Bristow Helicopters. “We have already benefited considerably in reducing down time. Having parts so close to where we operate improves our ability to react more effectively to unexpected and disruptive repairs that require parts, improving both our safety and operations.”

The Stavanger FSL adds to the Aberdeen UK FSL, which also opened in 2016.

“The Sikorsky stocking locations in Aberdeen and Stavanger have been great assets in helping us reduce Aircraft on Ground downtime through placing critical parts within and close to our large operating regions,” said Dave Balevic, senior vice president of engineering and operations at CHC Helicopter. “Because we no longer have to wait for parts to cross the Atlantic, we now potentially reduce AOG event downtime by as much 50-60 percent just by having the right part in the right place.”

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