PHI Takes Delivery of First Production S-92

PHI took delivery Monday, September 27, 2004, of the first of two S-92 helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft. The S-92 is a twin-engine, 19-passenger aircraft with state of the art safety and avionics equipment. The new aircraft will be used by PHI Oil and Gas Division for a major oil company to transport workers to their deepwater destinations in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The S-92 is a revolutionary aircraft, the most technologically advanced and safest helicopter in the world. We are pleased with the S-92 because of its advanced safety features, range, payload, cabin size and cost effectiveness. It is part of PHI's long term plan of equipment upgrades, to effectively service all aspects of our customers' growing needs," said Al A. Gonsoulin, chairman/CEO of PHI.