PARIS, France – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the baseline delivery of six S-76C++™ helicopters to SonAir Servico Aereo S.A. (SonAir) for support of offshore oil operations in Angola. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years. Currently, SonAir owns 15 S-76® aircraft for offshore oil missions in Angola and has contracted for three new S-76C++ helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) operations. Those aircraft are expected to arrive in Angola later this year, bringing SonAir’s total Sikorsky fleet to 18 aircraft.
The S-76C++ helicopter is the most recent in-service model in the S-76 aircraft line. In addition to serving the offshore oil and SAR markets, the helicopter’s multi-mission capabilities include VIP transport including head of state, emergency medical transport, and civil defense.