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S-76D  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 6 January 2014
Maiden Flight: 9 February 2009
Total Production: 142
Unitary Cost: USD$10.0 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Technologies
Parent System: H-76
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 877
Family Members: S-76
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Description: Sikorsky's S-76 is a twin-engine multi-role helicopter developed for the commercial market. It has been designed for corporate, offshore oil, hospital, search and rescue (SAR), airline and government operators. It was made of composite materials to avoid corrosion effects while achieving a light and string airframe. S-76 features ease of maintenance and fuel economy. A dual digital autopilot, integrated avionics, all-glass cockpit and flight management system are among the S-76 family characteristics.

The S-76 helicopters offer enhanced maneuverability thanks to its advanced rotor design and two Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 engines. The same design gives the S-76 aircraft low vibration and improved comfort over its predecessors. As of May 2005, S-76C+ is the production model for the S-76 helicopter. S76C+ combines rugged S-76B airframe with Arriel 2S1 engines while retaining long range cruise of S-76C model. To date, more than 575 S-76 helicopters have been built for 192 operators in 44 countries around the globe.

The S-76D helicopter will take heritage of the improvements introduced with the previous model, the S-76C++, and will go farther achieving new levels of comfort and environment safeguard. The new S-76D will feature: a new all-composite main rotor blade that will improve hover and take-off performance, cruise speed, and add 50 nautical miles of range; more fuel; dual speed rotor with active vibration control; new electrical generating system; Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS); new quiet tail rotor; rotorcraft icing protection system (RIPS); a 1,000-lb useful load increase; a new cockpit with Thales avionics and autopilot for minimized pilot workload; and new PW200 engines developed by Pratt & Whitney Canada that will improve aircraft's overall performance. The engines for the S-76D have been designated PW210S. Sikorsky current schedule calls for the S-76D maiden flight in 2008, initial type certification in late 2009 and entry into revenue service in 2010.

In September 2005 Thales announced that its TopDeck family of avionics suite was selected by Sikorsky to equip its newest S-76D commercial helicopter. Actually TopDeck is meant to form the basis of the aircraft's cockpit. The S-76D cockpit contract was signed between Thales and Sikorsky on 7 December 2005.

S-76D Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

S-76D News

There are 32 news between
24 Feb 2008 and 12 Sep 2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016Fig Air Orders a S-76D Helicopter
Tuesday, March 3, 2015EASA Approves Type Certification for S-76D Helicopter
Thursday, February 26, 2015S-76D Helicopter Enters into Service with Japan Coast Guard for Search and Rescue Operations
Thursday, April 24, 2014Jingcheng Receives China's First S-76D Helicopter
Monday, April 14, 2014China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter
Tuesday, February 25, 2014Sikorsky Announces S-76D Aircraft Entry Into Service Program
Monday, January 6, 2014Sikorsky Delivers First Fully Configured S-76D Helicopter to Bristow Group
Tuesday, October 29, 2013Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing To Acquire Two Sikorsky S-92A and Two S-76D Helicopters
Friday, September 6, 2013China's Ministry of Transport Orders Four Additional S-76D Helicopters
Thursday, September 5, 2013Sikorsky and Changhe Sign Agreement for S-76D Cabin Production in China

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Bermuda2
Aircraft ordered by Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing (2)
Canada1
Aircraft ordered by Fig Air (1)
China9
Aircraft ordered by Ruili Helicopter Group (1); Ministry of Transportation (8)
Indonesia2
Aircraft ordered by PT Travira Air (2)
Ireland9
Aircraft ordered by Milestone Aviation Group (7); Premier Aviation (2)
Japan15
Aircraft ordered by Japan Coast Guard (15)
Mexico6
Aircraft ordered by ASESA (6)
South Africa?
Aircraft operated by Titan Helicopter on lease agreement (1)
Sweden8
Aircraft ordered by Norrlandsflyg (8)
United Arab Emirates4
Aircraft ordered by Falcon Aviation Services (4)
United States of America40
Aircraft ordered by Evergreen Helicopters (10); Bristow Group (26); Arkansas Children´┐Żs Hospital (2); Xavier Enterprises (2)

Grand Total 9611
Propulsion Systems
PW210Sx2
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