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Sikorsky Forging Ahead
Photograph: Photograph: Company officials expect civil versions of the new S-92 helicopter to cost about $13-14 million. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is preparing to launch an aggressive marketing program for its S-92 Helibus helicopter and has scheduled first flight for the third quarter of 1998, followed by FAA certification in the third quarter of 2000. Although a Helibus production decision has not been made yet, construction of three of five prototypes is underway at Sikorsky's facilities here.