Sikorsky S-92 Helibus
Sikorsky has used computer-assisted design tools in the engineering of its S-92 Helibus. The first Sikorsky program to use Enovia PM (Product Manager) is the S-92, the new medium-lift helicopter being developed by an international team that includes Brazil's Embraer, Spain's Gamesa, Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, China's Jingdezhen Helicopter Group/CATIC and Taiwan's Aerospace Industrial Development Corp.
First appearing in 1998 the civil/military medium twin turboshaft S-92 Helibus can carry up to 22 passengers.
Sikorsky’s new S-92A made its maiden flight by Feb 1999 and was certified by the FAA on 17 December 2002. The parent company gave Sikorsy the go ahead to move the S-92 program into production after four prototypes had been built and number 3 was days away from first flight.
MTOW: 25,200 lb
Payload: 5000 kg
Cruise: 155 kts
Range: 550 miles