Sikorsky Aerospace to modify Brunei Shell S-92s

US helicopter maker Sikorsky´s Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) unit said it plans to perform the first post-delivery search and rescue modifications to Brunei Shell´s Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

Originally configured for offshore oil missions, the aircraft will undergo a comprehensive conversion to a SAR configuration to serve customers in Borneo and the surrounding Southeast Asia region.

SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX).

Modifications include a new automatic flight control system customised for performing SAR missions, forward looking infrared, a dual auxiliary fuel tank system, dual rescue hoist, Triple Patient Litter System, SAR seats, and a side sliding door large enough to accommodate standard patient litters with unrestricted rescue hoist access.

Established for more than 80 years in Brunei and as one of the largest energy companies in Asia, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd is in energy technology.

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