Transport Canada approves 1,200-lb. S-92 gross weight expansion

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Oliver Johnson
Sikorsky’s gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92 has been approved by Transport Canada, allowing Canadian operators to benefit from an additional 1,200 pounds of useful payload in the aircraft that has come to dominate the heavy-lift offshore transport sector.

The modification, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015, increases the S-92’s maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds (12,020 to 12,565 pounds). Era was the launch customer for the GWE S-92, and now has four of the type in its fleet...

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