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Also Known As: H-76 Eagle, S-76A, S-76B, S-76C, S-76C+ and S-76C++
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: H-76
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Family Members: S-76D
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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-76C++ is a further S-76C variant featuring improved engines, advanced avionics and a new cabin for VIP transport. Turbomeca Arriel 2S2 engines with Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) have been selected to power this helicopter. More powerful engines will allow to increase the take-off weight by 450-lb. In addition, a new gearbox and other improvements will make the S-76C++ the quietest helicopter with the lower noise levels cabin in the S-76 class. On 3 January 2006, Sikorsky Aircraft announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded S-76C++ helicopter type certification. As of January 2006 Sikorsky has logged over 60 firm orders for S-76C++ aircraft.
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 3.58 meter (141 inch)
Length: 13.2 meter (520 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 13.4 meter (528 inch)
Width: 2.13 meter (84 inch)
Ceiling: 3,871 meter (12,700 foot)
Max Range: 742 kilometer (401 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,588 shp (1,185 kW)
Cruise Speed: 80 mps (287 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 82 mps (159 KTAS)
Empty Weight: 3,731 kilogram (8,225 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,306 kilogram (11,698 pound)
Payload: 1,575 kilogram (3,472 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 32 news between
24 Oct 2006 and 21 Jun 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011Milestone Aviation Group Orders One Sikorsky S-92 and Two S-76C++ HelicoptersMonday, June 20, 2011Heli-Union Takes Delivery of Two S-76C++ HelicoptersZhuhai Helicopter Orders Two Sikorsky S-92 and One S-76C++ HelicoptersMonday, March 7, 2011Milestone Aviation Group to Acquire Five Sikorsky S-76C++ HelicoptersSonAir Signs for Six Sikorsky S-76C++ HelicoptersSunday, March 6, 2011Maharashtra Government Signs Contract to Acquire Sikorsky S-76C++ HelicopterSunday, February 21, 2010Sikorsky and Lider Sign for Three S-76C++ HelicoptersTuesday, April 7, 2009Sikorsky and Aero Vodochody Sign MOU for Cooperation in Central & Eastern EuropeWednesday, February 25, 2009Sikorsky Sells S-76C++ Helicopter to Shanghai Kingwing General AviationThursday, November 20, 2008Zhuhai Helicopter Company Accepted Two Sikorsky S-76C++ Helicopters
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