The South Korea Coast Guard received its second Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter in a ceremony on June 27.
The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014.
According to Sikorsky, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives flying search and rescue and emergency medical transport missions.
“The safety and performance of our current S-92 aircraft has truly provided reliability when it comes to the time-sensitive mission of saving lives,” said the South Korea Coast Guard’s senior superintendent and factory acceptance test inspection team lead, Kim Youngmo.
Following the aircraft’s shipment to South Korea, aircrews will conduct training in-country. The aircraft is expected to enter service by year-end.