Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter fleet recently achieved its 2-million flight hour milestone, almost 24 years since its maiden flight.

S-92 has played a pivotal role in search and rescue (SAR) operations, completing over 91,000 SAR missions. It has also served as a dependable mode of transportation for personnel in the offshore oil and gas industry and a secure carrier for VIP missions. So far, the sophisticated helicopter for head of state missions by 13 countries, including the United States.

“The 2 million flight hours milestone is a testament to the reliability, availability, and cost-effectiveness of the S-92 helicopter in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and no-fail missions,” said Leon Silva in a statement released last Tuesday. Silva is Sikorsky’s interim vice president of Global Commercial and Military Systems.

“Sikorsky is committed to supporting these critical missions with continued innovation to ensure operators can respond safely and with confidence, in any scenario,” she added.