STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky announced today that it has released Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM) for the S-92® and S-76D™ helicopters for oil and gas transportation missions to HeliOffshore for peer review. The manuals help pilots understand the intent of system operations by the Original Equipment Manufacturer and are part of an effort led by the HeliOffshore industry association to enhance safety and build collaboration across the industry. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).
"Sikorsky's Flight Crew Operating Manuals are aligned with our commitment to providing safe and efficient aircraft for our customers," said Dana Fiatarone, Vice President, Sikorsky Commercial Systems and Services. "We have benefited from and look forward to the continued cycle of learning and collaboration that HeliOffshore provides. This environment will allow these important documents to continue to evolve and provide value to our customers."
"Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews with the tools, training and support they need to operate safely, on every flight," said Gretchen Haskins, Chief Executive Officer, HeliOffshore. "The Flight Crew Operating Manuals delivered by Sikorsky are great examples of industry-wide, tangible guidance that makes a difference to safety at the frontline."
The S-92 and S-76D helicopter FCOMs complement the current Flight Manuals and, when published, will be available as part of the publications' companion of the Sikorsky iFly™ application for the Apple iPad.
The FCOM provides standardized operation procedures covering a wide range of topics from aircraft pre-flight to aircraft shutdown, utilizing universal Crew Concepts and Crew Resource Management techniques, which will enhance operational safety and efficiency.
About Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky –employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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