Sikorsky S-92 Adds Equipment To Take On Firefighting Mission

Helitak firefighting Sikorsky S-92
Credit: Milestone Aviation
Sikorsky’s S-92 has found a new role—firefighting—with the development of a belly-tank-and-snorkel system. The FT5000 system, developed by Australia’s Helitak Firefighting Equipment, allows the twin-engine heavy helicopter to collect up to 4,000 liters (1,050 gal.) of water in the collapsible tank...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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