Bond buys 16 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

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Company buys 16 S-92 helicopters, the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 ever received by Sikorsky

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 honored
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.”

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