Mexico certificates S-92 operations


Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) has approved the offshore the utility type certificate for the Sikorsky S-92, allowing the helicopter to begin operations in Mexico.

The helicopter is now able to operate in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transport, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transport.

The DGAC signed the certificate on 6 November. The rotorcraft was certificated in Columbia in November 2016.

“This moves us another step forward in our overall Latin America strategy,” said Sikorsky vice president, Latin America, Adam Schierholz. “The region has long had faith in Sikorsky products, specifically the Black Hawk. It’s a natural progression, as oil markets expand in Mexico and Colombia that the S-92 would start to play a prominent role in that sector.”

Sikorsky vice president, oil and gas, David Martin said: “Sikorsky has been excited to watch the evolution of the offshore oil and gas industry in Mexico.

“As the industry expands into new territory, safe and reliable offshore transportation will ensure they remain on schedule and on budget. With this new certification of the S-92 aircraft, operators and oil and gas companies can select a true heavy helicopter that has the proven reliability and safety to support their success.”