Sikorsky begins delivery of S-76D aircraft for executive transport
STRATFORD, Conn. -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it has begun delivering S-76D aircraft equipped for executive transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, UK.
Sikorsky delivered the first S-76D aircraft to Bristow Group, Inc., for offshore oil worker transport in December. Today, Sikorsky also announced that it has begun delivering S-76D aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) service. By the end of this year, the company said it expects to deliver S-76D helicopters equipped for emergency medical services; the fourth and final mission segment for the S-76D helicopter.
S-76D helicopter VIP options include a customized interior with seating for five to eight passengers. The helicopter’s baseline equipment includes Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines; a THALES TopDeck integrated avionics system and four-axis autopilot; health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) incorporated into fleet monitoring and analysis; active vibration control; and all-composite, flaw-tolerant main and tail rotor blades. A rotor ice protection system (RIPS) for all-weather capability will be available as an option.