FAA certification board to call the S-92 the "safest helicopter in the world" Operated by Bristow Helicopters and based at Aberdeen Dyce, in support of Off-Shore Oil Work Role Medium-lift transport/utility helicopter National origin United States Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft First flight December 23, 1998 Introduction 2004 Status In service Primary users CHC Helicopter Bristow Helicopters Cougar Helicopters Produced 1998-present Number built 219 in January 2014 Unit cost US$32 million Developed from Sikorsky S-70 Variants Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone The Sikorsky S-92 is a four-bladed twin-engine medium-lift helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the civil and military helicopter market. The S-92 was developed from the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter and has similar parts such as flight control and rotor systems. The H-92 Superhawk is a military version of the S-92 in the utility transport role, capable of carrying 22 troops. The H-92 can also be configured for specific missions, including Search and Rescue and executive transportation. The CH-148 Cyclone is a shipboard maritime helicopter variant currently under development for the Canadian Forces. From February 2009, the S-92 program was placed under Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Sikorsky's new civil helicopter business unit.