Sikorsky is under contract to manufacture a total of 23 VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters for the US Marine Corps with the company on schedule to deliver the next generation Presidential Helicopter later this year.
The award for five aircraft was announced on 5 February 2021 and is the final lot of VH-92A presidential helicopters. Sikorsky’s highly skilled workforce is completing final modifications on 12 of the production aircraft at its manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut and Owego, New York.
Building New Aircraft and Continuing the Legacy
The VH-92A will transport the President and Vice President of the United States and other officials. Sikorsky brings unmatched experience and a proven track record to this mission having flown every US Commander-in-Chief since President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The VH-92A, also called a “White Top” due to its notable white and green livery, will continue this legacy for decades to come.
The VH-92A programme ensures long-term affordability and maintainability by utilising the FAA certified Sikorsky S-92 aircraft, modified for government defined requirements, which has industry leading reliability and availability. The S-92 fleet surpassed 1.7 million flight hours in 2020 and averages 14,400 hours of safe flight per month.