Aircraft to Enter Service by Year End
The South Korean Coast Guard took delivery of its second Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue (SAR) helicopter in Pennsylvania on 27 June.
The service has operated a single S-92 since March 2014. To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives flying SAR and emergency medical transport missions. Following the second aircraft’s shipment to South Korea, aircrews will conduct training in-country. The aircraft is expected to enter service by the end of 2017.
“The safety and performance of our current S-92 aircraft has truly provided reliability when it comes to the time-sensitive mission of saving lives,“ Senior Superintendent and Factory Acceptance Test Inspection Team Lead for the Coast Guard, Kim Youngmo, stated. “We look forward to putting this new aircraft into operations to continue performing our mission.“