Lockheed Martin press release
The expansion of Korea Coast Guard’s S-92 fleet increases its capability to conduct maritime security, safety, and life-saving missions for the people of Korea.
“Our valued partnership with Sikorsky spans for nearly a decade. We look forward to continued success as we grow our fleet of highly-capable search and rescue S-92 aircraft.”
Mr. Han Sangchul, Senior Superintendent and Final Acceptance Test Inspection Team Lead for the Korea Coast Guard
The Korea Coast Guard has completed 195 rescues and has flown more than 2,700 flight hours since 2014. The global fleet of S-92 helicopters recently achieved 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries.
“The S-92 gives the Korea Coast Guard a strategic advantage when it comes to saving lives. Every second counts, which is why the agile, all-weather S-92 is mission ready, all the time.”
Leon Silva, vice president of Sikorsky Global Commercial and Military Systems
Sikorsky proudly continues to support the Korea Coast Guard’s fleet and is on track to deliver its fourth S-92 aircraft next year.
About Sikorsky S-92
The Sikorsky S-92 is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the civil and military helicopter markets. The S-92 was developed from the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter and features similar parts such as the flight controls and rotor systems.
The four-bladed, fully articulated composite main rotor blade is wider and has a larger radius than that of the Sikorsky S-70, with a tapered blade tip that sweeps back and slopes downward to reduce noise and increase lift.
Thirteen nations have selected the S-92 helicopter for their critical Head of State missions.
- Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
- Capacity: 19 passengers
- Length: 20.88 m
- Width: 5.26 m
- Height: 4.70 m
- Empty weight: 7,031 kg
- Max takeoff weight: 12,565 kg
- Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-8A turboshaft engines, 2,520 shp (1,880 kW) each
- Main rotor diameter: 17.17 m
- Main rotor area: 231.54 m2
- Maximum speed: 165 kts (190 mph, 306 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 151 kts (174 mph, 280 km/h)
- Range: 539 nmi (620 mi, 998 km)
- Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,300 m)