Sikorsky are rightfully proud of the S-92 as the most advanced aircraft in their civil product line. We also are proud of the fact that we played a part in it’s development through our customer Gamesa is Spain who were responsible for its aft fuselage, ramp door, main rotor fairings and horizontal stabiliser. Our role was in providing the certification stress analyses for all these parts. This involved meeting the highly demanding analysis standards that Sikorsky expect from their technical supply chain while at the same time delivering in time for their certification deadlines in 2002.
The S-92 is a multi-purpose helicopter powered by twin GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines and has an aluminum airframe and some composite components. On 7 May 2014, it was announced that the S-92 had won the VXX competition to replace the aging Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters that transport the President of the United States. A number of safety features such as flaw tolerance, bird strike capability, and engine burst containment have been incorporated into the design.