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Mon, 3 October 2016

Sikorsky Delivers Alaska’s First S-92 Search and Rescue Helicopter

North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, has taken delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

The helicopter was selected to provide an airborne response to aero medical evacuation (medevac), search and rescue operations (SAR) and other emergencies.

NSB is located above the Arctic Circle and experiences some of the harshest cold weather conditions in the world, with temperatures as low as -55 degrees C with the wind chill.

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, NSB has a total area of 94,796 square miles of which 88,695 are land and 6,101 are water, thus the need for a long-range, all-weather capable aircraft.

“We are pleased that North Slope Borough residents have selected the S-92 helicopter to meet their critical missions in some of the harshest environments in the world,” said Sikorsky Vice President, Commercial Systems & Services Dana Fiatarone. “With more than 91,000 search and rescue missions completed to date globally, the S-92 helicopter is a proven multi-mission platform that can perform in long-range, all weather operations.” 

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