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Líder selects Sikorsky S-92 for oil support
The S-92 is configured for offshore passenger transport and will support Líder's operations for Petrobras. Once delivered, it will be deployed on long-range missions to 'pre-salt' oil regions across Brazil.
The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the coming months and will be deployed on long-range missions for Petrobas.

Brazil-based offshore operator Lider Aviacao has signed a lease agreement with Milestone Aviation Group for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

The S-92 is configured for offshore passenger transport and will support Líder's operations for Brazil's national oil company, Petrobras. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the coming months and will be deployed on long-range missions to 'pre-salt' oil regions across Brazil. This is the second aircraft to go on lease to Líder from Milestone; it currently operates a Leonardo AW139.

"Líder is proud to have been the pioneer of S-92 operations in Brazil, having first introduced the aircraft more than 15 years ago," says CEO Junia Hermont. "In 2024, we will expand our fleet by six aircraft through operating leases, one of which will be the S-92 from Milestone. We thank Milestone for its valuable partnership and we remain committed to providing the best support for the growth of the oil and gas industry in the country."

"Milestone is delighted to support the growth of Líder's offshore operations with the lease of this S-92 helicopter," adds head of Europe and Americas Sébastien Moulin. "The Brazilian offshore industry continues to be one of the most dynamic markets for offshore helicopter passenger transport, and the advanced capabilities and operational standards of the S-92 mean that it is well-suited to support such missions."

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