Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void

Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void left by the Eurocopter Super Puma.

Due to the recent crash in Norway on 29 April 2016,  and the subsequent grounding of the Eurocopter EC225 and Aerospatiale AS332L2 (Super Puma) helicopter, several Sikorsky 92 helicopters have been directed from all over the world to the North Sea Area.

A small summary:

Bristow:

From Brasil:

#159 PR-JBH to G-CIYD

From Falkland Islands:

#124 G-CIHP to Norway LN-???

#224 G-CIGZ

#228 G-IACG to Norway LN-???

From Nigeria:

#209 5N-BTI to G-CICH

Babcock / Bond:

New from the factory, white livery:

#273 N273H to G-MCSA

#281 N281LM to G-MCSB

CHC:

From Canada:

#229 C-FEAE to G-WNSU

#216 C-FBXY to G-WNST

VIH / Cougar:

From Gulf of Mexico:

#114 N901CH to Hammerfest, Norway

“#??? Nxxxxx to Stavanger, Norway

 

 

Notar News

Several MD Explorers operating in the Law Enforcement role have become available on the pre-owned market due to fleet renewal.

The Baden Würtemberg Polizei has sold 5 MD Explorers to the Hungarian National Police including spares, equipment, training and 1 year warrenty for a total sum of 13.6 million euro’s.

They include #00052, #00093, #00096, #00097, #00098.  They have accumulated a TTAF ranging from 4400 to 7500 hours. The Hungarian Rendörség fleet will receive tailnumbers in the R-900 range.

Four former United Kingdom Police MD Explorers have been put up for sale.

#00078 with a TTAF: 18.861 hours.

#00122 with a TTAF: 8563 hours.

#00057 with a TTAF: 10.805 hours.

#00104 with a TTAF: 10.555 hours.

Recently a reservation was made for a probably new MD Explorer in Brasil.  Tail-number PR-NQN

Last month information was received that during April 1999 an MD Explorer has been operating in Greece with tail-number SX-HPD. Any information about the correct tie-up with an airframe-number is most welcome.

Bell 429 Production update

The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.

Nowadays approximately 275 Bell 429 Global Rangers have been build, delivered and are operating around the globe.

Thirteen of these have been equipped with a Wheeled Landing Gear.

Five 429 WLG are operating in Brasil;   #176, #212, #216, #266, #267

Out of a total fleet of 275 units, two airframes have been lost in accidents;  #046 and #197.

Bell 429 Production update

The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.

On 16 March 2016 the last of 15 units was accepted by the Canadian Coast Guard.

The fleetlist:

FLEET TAIL MSN
432 C-GCIO 57259
433 C-GCIP 57257
434 C-GCIQ 57275
435 C-GCIV 57248
436 C-GCIY 57278
437 C-GCPI 57277
438 C-GCPJ 57279
439 C-GCQB 57258
440 C-GCPV 57256
441 C-GCQG 57238
442 C-GCQK 57269
443 C-GCQR 57245
444 C-GCQS 57268
445 C-GCQT 57273
446 C-GCRU 57251

Details and photo’s of all 15 units can be found on the Bell 429 production page.