Sikorsky and Ruili Jingcheng Group (RJG) at Airshow China on November 14 announced the signing of two contracts for the introduction of one S-92® helicopter and one S-76D™ helicopter, marking Sikorsky’s first S-92 helicopter sale to a private Chinese operator and the first ever Sikorsky S-76D helicopter sale into China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp..
Both aircraft will be configured for airline use.
Ruili Jingcheng Group, a private conglomerate based in Ruili, Yunnan province in southwestern China, is expanding its business into the aviation sector by establishing three aviation subsidiaries, including a helicopter operating company. RJG will be the newest Chinese commercial customer for Sikorsky, and will be the first operator in China of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter, the newest S-76® helicopter model. The S-76D was granted type certification by the FAA on Oct. 12.