Era Group first to operate GWE S-92 helicopter

Era Group Inc. has been recognized by Sikorsky as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92® helicopter with gross weight expansion (GWE), the company said.

Era´s first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with GWE entered into revenue service in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2015. The GWE increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds. Era recently accepted delivery of its second S-92 helicopter with the GWE option, and now operates a fleet of nine Sikorsky aircraft.

Sikorsky has delivered more than 275 S-92 helicopters to customers throughout the world. The fleet has flown more than 950,000 flight hours. S-92 helicopters perform a variety of missions including oil & gas worker transportation, search and rescue, and a variety of transportation missions for head of state, utility and airline passengers.

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, designs, manufactures and services aircraft.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that — with the addition of Sikorsky –employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.