Sikorsky and Bristow marked the agreement with an acknowledgement ceremony at the Heli-Expo industry show in Las, Vegas, Nev., one of the biggest trade shows of the year.
"This agreement represents the S-76D helicopter's introduction into operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other international arenas later this year, and it also further strengthens the more than 40-year relationship between the Bristow Group and Sikorsky Aircraft," said Sikorsky President Mick Maurer.
Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Chiles said the S-76D helicopters would join Bristow's worldwide fleet of more than 500 aircraft.
Sikorsky expects to begin delivering the S-76D helicopters this year.
A subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is based in Stratford, Conn.
Pratt & Whitney Canada provides the compact and lightweight PW210S engines for the S-76D Helicopter, which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio and fuel burn with excellent payload and range benefits.
Receive DC Aviation News Examiner email alerts, subscribe here.