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FAA creates new type of experimental certificate

FAA creates new type of experimental certificate

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Apr-14

On Tuesday March 25th, SARA, the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, reached yet another milestone as the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) granted a new type of experimental certificate – Optionally Piloted Vehicle Experimental Certificate for the aircraft. The event was a key step in the process as SARA makes her way to full autonomous flight. Members [...]

Sikorsky launches partnership in Trinidad and Tobago

Sikorsky launches partnership in Trinidad and Tobago

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Mar-14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further explore Sikorsky’s potential participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute, scheduled to open in September. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), made the announcement during the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair here in Santiago. Under [...]

FreeFlight Systems announces STC for ADS-B Out solution for S76

FreeFlight Systems announces STC for ADS-B Out solution for S76

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 17-Mar-14

FreeFlight Systems announced today FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for a 1090ES ADS-B Out solution for all Sikorsky S-76A/B/C model helicopters. Developed with Peregrine Avionics and DAC International, the STC enables rapid and highly cost-effective installation of a fully rule-compliant ADS-B Out system in S-76 rotorcraft. Comprising a high-integrity GPS WAAS position source and [...]

Northland Emergency Services Trust build their own S76 simulator

Northland Emergency Services Trust build their own S76 simulator

Source: NZ Herald, 13-Mar-14

The state of the art machine, located at Whangarei airport, is made using the cockpit and fuselage of a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter and is powered by five computers.  See full story

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Source: ASU, 13-Mar-14

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its growing list of STCs after successfully completing an NVIS Lighting System installation on a Sikorsky S76 B in Canada. “This is the fifth joint STC with the FAA and Transport Canada that we have obtained for NVG use on [...]

Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Source: Korean Times, 10-Mar-14

Residents of a Hyundai I-Park apartment complex in southern Seoul which a helicopter owned by LG Electronics crashed into last year have still not received financial compensation from the company, according to a tenants’ group  See full story

07-Mar-14 N761P Sikorsky S76C+ Bucyrus, US-Ohio

07-Mar-14

Engine fire forced Cleveland Clinic helicopter to make emergency landing.

Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Bristow Group, headquartered in Houston, Texas, have signed a long-term Fleet Management Program (FMP) agreement for the maintenance of PW210S engines installed on Bristow’s fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters. Bristow Group is one of the leading providers of helicopter services for the worldwide offshore energy industry. P&WC’s FMP agreements [...]

Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-14

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Matrix™ Technology autonomy research program has progressed to the second phase of flight test activities with the installation of advanced sensors that will allow the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to conduct real-time perception work. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). SARA – an S-76® commercial helicopter outfitted with [...]

Summit Aviation named Customer Support Center for legacy S76 models

Summit Aviation named Customer Support Center for legacy S76 models

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the signing of an agreement that names Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup company based in Middletown, Del., as an authorized Customer Support Center (CSC) for Sikorsky’s S-76® legacy helicopters. Summit Aviation will offer complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts [...]

Milestone leases world’s first operational S-76D to National Helicopter Services

Milestone leases world’s first operational S-76D to National Helicopter Services

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 26-Feb-14

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that it has financed the delivery of a Sikorsky S-76D to Trinidad and Tobago’s National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL). The NHSL, which is a joint venture between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and The National Gas Company of [...]

Honeywell Fleet Tracking System Certified For S-76, AW139, AS350

Honeywell Fleet Tracking System Certified For S-76, AW139, AS350

Source: Honeywell, 26-Feb-14

Sky Connect Tracker III is the first system that enables simultaneous worldwide automated tracking, text messaging and voice capabilities to improve crew and passenger safety and increase aircraft availability. The all-in-one voice, text and tracking system from Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76, AgustaWestland AW139 and Airbus AS350 rotorcraft platforms. [...]

Sikorsky announces S-76D Entry Into Service program

Sikorsky announces S-76D Entry Into Service program

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its Entry Into Service program for the S-76D™ line of aircraft. The S-76D Entry into Service program includes customer training, service, support and focused customer communication, as well as the tracking of customer fleet analytics. “The S-76D aircraft is Sikorsky’s first new commercial product launch since 2004. We’re excited about [...]

Zoning approval gives green light for MYU Helicopters new heliport

Zoning approval gives green light for MYU Helicopters new heliport

Source: Nola.com, 18-Feb-14

St Charles Parish Council voted yesterday 6-3 to approve a zoning change which paves the way for MYU Helicopters to build a new heliport at Luling, Louisiana See full story

Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-14

During Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca (Safran) announced its agreement with Indonesia’s PT Travira Air for a Customer Support agreement extending a “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract for five more years. The €5.7 million ($9.5 million) contract covers a total of 20 engines (Arriel 1D1, 2S1, 2S2 and 1S1), including spares, fitted to seven Sikorsky S76 [...]

07-Feb-14 N591AK Sikorsky S76B West 30th Heliport, US-New York

07-Feb-14

Tail rotor struck fence while taxying

MYU Helicopters heliport plan faces challenges from neighbours

MYU Helicopters heliport plan faces challenges from neighbours

04-Feb-14

Already operating out of the back yard behind his house (with two S76s and three B407s), Tim Mayeux is facing difficulties from the owner of a business park (away from the residential area) where he would like to build a new $3M heliport.  See full story

31-Jan-14 N80GH Sikorsky S76A Fort Lauderdale, US-Florida

31-Jan-14

Main rotor blades struck hangar while taxying

ORNGE cuts 25 jobs in management shake-up

ORNGE cuts 25 jobs in management shake-up

Source: Toronto Star, 30-Jan-14

A dramatic restructuring at ORNGE has eliminated 25 senior jobs as managers take a broom to the costly legacy of former boss Chris Mazza and his global ambitions for the air ambulance operator – see full story

Rumours of Sikorsky sell-off exaggerated – for now…

Rumours of Sikorsky sell-off exaggerated – for now…

Source: Forbes, 29-Jan-14

The aerospace sector has been awash in rumours over the last week that United Technologies would sell or spin off its Sikorsky helicopter unit  See full story

First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters

First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Jan-14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it delivered its first fully configured S-76D™ helicopter, the latest in the long and highly successful Sikorsky S-76® commercial aircraft family, to the Bristow Group Inc. in December. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The delivery follows an announcement in March 2013 that Bristow would acquire up to [...]

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette [...]

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

Source: Vancouver Sun, 01-Jan-14

When Danny Sitnam started a scheduled passenger helicopter service between Vancouver and Victoria 27 years ago, a potential partner told him it was the stupidest idea ever. Sitnam went for it anyway.  See full story

British Columbia EMS helicopters to carry blood

British Columbia EMS helicopters to carry blood

Source: BCAS, 23-Dec-13

Trauma patients who require blood transfusions on air ambulances will now have timelier access to blood products and improved medical outcomes, thanks to a new program announced today. “When patients require an emergency blood transfusion their condition is critical and time is of the essence,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “This new program is a [...]

22-Dec-13 C-GIMV Sikorsky S76 Gillies Township, Canada

22-Dec-13

The helicopter entered a high hover to blow away snow accumulation at the scene. During the manoeuvre a white out condition was created. The main rotor contacted trees. Control of the helicopter was maintained and a landing was performed immediately. There were no injuries. The helicopter sustained damage to all 4 rotor blades.

Gama Aviation Exhibiting at Heli UK Expo 2014

Gama Aviation Exhibiting at Heli UK Expo 2014

Source: Heli UK Expo, 20-Dec-13

Gama Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Gama Engineering Ltd. has earned a reputation for excellence in the field of aircraft and helicopter maintenance and support. Fully validated by both their EASA/FAR Part 145 approval status in addition to their full turn-key EASA Part 21J design, Part 21G [...]

RUAG Aviation opens new S76 facility in Sion, Switzerland

RUAG Aviation opens new S76 facility in Sion, Switzerland

Source: Ruag Aviation, 19-Dec-13

In a move to further improve support for its international customers, RUAG Aviation is establishing a new helicopter facility at Sion Airport in western Switzerland. Launching in early 2014, the facility will initially focus primarily on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. Further helicopter types may subsequently be added to the portfolio. [...]

Wheels Up announces official partnership with HeliFlite

Wheels Up announces official partnership with HeliFlite

Source: Wheels Up, 15-Dec-13

Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite, a full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, have jointly announced a partnership providing Wheels Up members access to HeliFlite’s fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive-class helicopters for transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports, effective [...]

12-Dec-13 9M-STE Sikorsky S76 Bintulu, Malaysia

12-Dec-13

S76 with two pilots and six passengers ditches in sea.  All 8 rescued by passing boat.  Passengers were working for Petronas Carigali, and Police said they were from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Canada

05-Dec-13 N707MY Sikorsky S76B Port Fourchon, US-Louisiana

05-Dec-13

Heavy wheel-up landing following sudden wind-shift on take-off

ORNGE endangered helicopter pilots, federal probe says

ORNGE endangered helicopter pilots, federal probe says

Source: Toronto Star, 20-Nov-13

ORNGE failed to ensure the safety of its helicopter operations and endangered its pilots, federal investigators say in a damning indictment that orders immediate changes at the medical transport agency. See full story

NZ – New Chairman appointed at Northland Emergency Services Trust

NZ – New Chairman appointed at Northland Emergency Services Trust

18-Nov-13

Appointment follows the resignation of founding head John Bain Bain , whose commitment to NEST extends 25 years, where he was an instrumental part in establishing the dedicated rescue helicopter service for people in Northland.  See full story

16-Nov-13 HL9294 Sikorsky S76C++ Gangam, Korea (2F)

16-Nov-13

Hit all apartment building in poor visibility. Fell to ground, killing both pilots

New operator Atlantic Aviation starts offshore flights in Nigeria

New operator Atlantic Aviation starts offshore flights in Nigeria

Source: Daily TImes, 05-Nov-13

Atlantic Aviation, an indigenous company wholly owned by Jagal Group with technical service support given by CHC, completed its first commercial offshore flight for Total Exploration &Production Nigeria Limited off the Nigerian coast.  See full story

Vector Aerospace and Era Helicopters Sign 5 year support contract for S76 and AS350 fleets

Vector Aerospace and Era Helicopters Sign 5 year support contract for S76 and AS350 fleets

Source: Vector Aerospace, 31-Oct-13

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), has signed a five-year agreement with Era Helicopters LLC (“Era”) for repair and overhaul of dynamic components for Era’s Sikorsky S76 and Eurocopter AS350 fleets. As per the terms of the five-year agreement, HS-NA will provide Era with inspection, repair, overhaul, testing, modification and other services as [...]

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts for two S-92s and two S-76Ds

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts for two S-92s and two S-76Ds

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Oct-13

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, has contracted to acquire two S-92A(TM) and two S-76D(TM) helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. along with an unspecified number of options to acquire additional aircraft. The four new helicopters will be configured initially for the oil and gas service markets. Sikorsky Aircraft is a [...]

Sikorsky announce AAG as first S-76D Customer Support Center

Sikorsky announce AAG as first S-76D Customer Support Center

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Oct-13

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), headquartered in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., will provide comprehensive maintenance management, inspections and spare parts procurement for customers operating the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  Both SAS and AAG are part of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) During the National Business [...]

Sikorsky S-76D simulator enters service

Sikorsky S-76D simulator enters service

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Sep-13

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and FlightSafety International today jointly announced the launch of the first full flight simulator for Sikorsky’s S-76D™ helicopter platform. Located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the new simulator replicates the aircraft’s exact flight and operating characteristics, ensuring high quality training for operators worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), Sikorsky Aircraft’s aftermarket [...]

Sikorsky and Changhe sign for S-76D cabin production in China

Sikorsky and Changhe sign for S-76D cabin production in China

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Sep-13

Sikorsky Aircraft  and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corp. today signed an agreement for Changhe to produce S-76D™ commercial helicopter cabins for Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The agreement was signed during the China Helicopter Exposition, with Chairman Yu Feng, Changhe Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd., and Senior Vice President, Operations, Shane Eddy representing Sikorsky Aircraft. The [...]

Vector Aerospace recertified for S61/S76 work by Sikorsky

Vector Aerospace recertified for S61/S76 work by Sikorsky

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Sep-13

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Inc., a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has recently been re-certified as a Sikorsky authorized S-76® and S-61™ Overhaul and Repair Center and as a Sikorsky authorized Customer Support Center for the Sikorsky S-76® helicopter. With the re-certification, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Inc. will continue to [...]

Fly-by-Wire Technology Driving Advancements in Rotary Wing Flight

Fly-by-Wire Technology Driving Advancements in Rotary Wing Flight

Source: UTC Aerospace, 20-Aug-13

UTC Aerospace Systems is working with Sikorsky Aircraft to drive advancements in rotorcraft technology as part of Sikorsky’s self-funded Matrix Technology autonomy research and development program. With Matrix Technology, Sikorsky aims to significantly improve the capability, safety and reliability of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky are units of United Technologies [...]

07-Aug-13 PT-YSM Sikorsky S76A Macae, Brazil

07-Aug-13

Engine fire.  YouTube video shows parked S76, rotors stationary, with smoke billowing from the engine compartment.  Two crew departed the aircraft without injury – no passengers appeared to be on board

ITT Exelis awarded $15M contract for S76D composite tail rotor blade assemblies

ITT Exelis awarded $15M contract for S76D composite tail rotor blade assemblies

Source: ITT Exelis, 05-Aug-13

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract valued at more than $15 million fromSikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., for the production of composite tail rotor blade components on the S-76D™helicopter. The work will be performed at the new Exelis composite design and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Under this contract, Exelis [...]

Rogers Helicopters Adds EMS Capacity

Rogers Helicopters Adds EMS Capacity

Source: AHSAFA, 01-Aug-13

Rogers Helicopters is expanding its emergency medical service (EMS) capacity with the acquisition of its first Sikorsky S-76B medium helicopter. With delivery scheduled by October 1, the S-76B will join Rogers Helicopters’ dedicated EMS fleet composed of two Bell Helicopter Textron 407s, a Bell LongRanger III, plus a Beechcraft King Air A100 fixed wing turboprop, used for [...]

31-Jul-13 PR-OMD Sikorsky S76C++ Goytacazes, Brazil

31-Jul-13

Landing gear failure offshore – emergency landing made soon after making landfall

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Source: NYSE, 17-Jul-13

Apologies that we missed this in advance, but it’s an anniversary to celebrate, so here it is… On Monday, July 15, executives and guests of Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will visit the NYSE to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding as the Sikorsky Aero Engineering [...]

Ornge review – Minister of Health issues statement

Ornge review – Minister of Health issues statement

Source: Ontario Government, 16-Jul-13

Today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on the release of the Office of the Chief Coroner’s review of Ornge air ambulance: “I want to thank the Expert Panel for their work to examine Ornge air ambulance transports and for their recommendations to improve patient care. This report provides [...]

11-Jul-13 VH-EXU Sikorsky S76C Snapper platform, Australia

11-Jul-13

During the early stages of take-off from the Snapper offshore platform, Bass Strait, one of the helicopter’s engines failed, resulting in a descent to approximately 30 feet above the water. The crew subsequently arrested the descent and stabilised the helicopter, before climbing to a safe alititude on the remaining engine. The helicopter was diverted to Longford aerodrome, Victoria, [...]

04-Jul-13 Sikorsky S76A Macae, Brazil

04-Jul-13

Emergency field landing after reported engine problems.  Landed safely with no other damage.  10 POB. No injuries

ORNGE trying to reinstate “hover exits” which Mazza management discontinued

ORNGE trying to reinstate “hover exits” which Mazza management discontinued

01-Jul-13

An ORNGE spokesperson said the previous management at ORNGE under CEO Dr. Chris Mazza made the original decision to discontinue hover exits when the AW139s were being introduced, and that they are now seeking to develop a “formalized training program” to establish policies and procedures for paramedics. see full story

Pilot resignations hit ORNGE air ambulances availability

Pilot resignations hit ORNGE air ambulances availability

Source: Toronto Star, 28-Jun-13

An exodus of helicopter pilots has left ORNGE scrambling to fill shifts, meaning air ambulance choppers could be unable to fly at times during the busy summer trauma season.  see full story

No GPWS on Ornge S76 in fatal accident

No GPWS on Ornge S76 in fatal accident

Source: Toronto Star, 25-Jun-13

Several of the Sikorsky S76s in ORNGE’s fleet had upgraded electronics, including a ground proximity warning system, but not the one that was based in Moosonee.  see full story

Ornge pilots say fatal accident may be due to management decisions

Ornge pilots say fatal accident may be due to management decisions

Source: Toronto Star, 24-Jun-13

A Toronto Star investigation has found troubling issues arising from the accident that could impact the safety and service of ORNGE’s helicopter operations – see full story

Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

18-Jun-13

Bristow Group, which provides helicopter transport services for offshore oil and gas and government operations, is retrofitting a fleet of 44 helicopters, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Sikorsky S-92A aircraft with Rockwell Collins’ Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) system. Installations are in progress. To date, Rockwell Collins, working closely with Bristow Group, has [...]

Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jun-13

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with Vector Aerospace that appoints Vector’s United Kingdom facilities as authorized Customer Service Centres (CSC) to support Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Vector Aerospace is recognized in the [...]

Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

Mitsubishi Corporation has contracted with Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to acquire 11 S-76D™ helicopters for use in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). The new helicopters were ordered in three contracts that were finalized between Feb. 2012 and March 2013. The contracts are the largest series of orders [...]

UK – Significant growth for Gama helicopter maintenance

UK – Significant growth for Gama helicopter maintenance

Source: Gama Engineering, 14-Jun-13

Gama Group, the global business aviation services provider, announced today that Fairoaks, UK based Gama Engineering Ltd has established its helicopter maintenance facility as the first choice service centre for Sikorsky S.76 operators. Harry Lees, Gama Engineering’s Managing Director gave the inaugural Helicopter Maintenance presentation at ROC2013, (the first Rotary Operators Conference held yesterday at [...]

Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

Source: Ornge, 05-Jun-13

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced today it is returning its Sikorsky S76 helicopters to service. On Friday May 31st, Ornge voluntarily and temporarily took its five Sikorsky S76  helicopters offline out of an abundance of caution following a fatal accident involving an Ornge air ambulance helicopter in Moosonee. Ornge fixed [...]

PHPA issues statement on fatal Ornge S76 accident

PHPA issues statement on fatal Ornge S76 accident

Source: PHPA, 03-Jun-13

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), today is mourning the tragic loss of our members and friends Captain Don Filliter and First Officer Jacques Dupuy, and Flight Paramedics Dustin Dagenais and Chris Snowball (members of CAW Local 2002), who were killed today when their Ornge air ambulance S76 helicopter [...]

31-May-13 C-GIMY Sikorsky S76 Moosonee, Canada (4F)

31-May-13

Helicopter down at night (approx 00:11 hrs) with 4 fatalities – two crew, two paramedics.  No patient on board.  See Ornge Media statement  crew were named (here) as Captain Don Filliter, 54, of Skead, Ont. First Officer Jacques Dupuy, 43, of Otterburn-Park, Que. Paramedic Dustin Dagenais, 34, of Moose Factory, Ont. Paramedic Chris Snowball, 38, [...]

23-May-13 G-XXEB Sikorsky S76C++ Denham, UK

23-May-13

Precautionary landing after technical issue with VVIPs on board -Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Mexico certifies Sikorsky S76D

Mexico certifies Sikorsky S76D

Source: Sikorsky, 13-May-13

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the S-76D™ helicopter has been awarded Type Certification by Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The S-76D helicopter is the newest product from Sikorsky Aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Type Certification [...]

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

Source: Sikorsky, 08-May-13

International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), May 7, 2013 – Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with WIKING Kale Air to establish a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) in Turkey. Supporting the country’s S-76® helicopter platform, the CSC will be centrally located in the city of Istanbul, and will offer maintenance [...]

Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

Source: Helijet International, 02-May-13

Richmond-based Helijet International continues to firmly develop its presence in the Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii region of British Columbia’s North Coast. Helijet announced it has secured four-year air service agreements with two significant BC sport fishing lodges located in the Whale Channel and Caamano Sound regions of the Central Coast of British Columbia. Together, [...]

AAG Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

AAG Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

Source: AAG, 29-Apr-13

East Coast’s largest and most experienced executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter services provider, announced today a limited time special charter pricing program for companies’ Flight Departments and business aircraft owners wishing to use outlying airports to avoid the Metro New York region during the current delays induced by staffing shortages. “With the recent extensive delays that [...]

27-Apr-13 N305SJ Sikorsky S76B Constanza, Dominican Republic

27-Apr-13

While landing at 5000 ft MSL with 2 crew and 5 pax, the helicopter landed hard and rolled over.  Two slight injuries and plus injuries to one on the ground from debris.  Pilot reported as Manolito Vela

FlightSafety to offer Sikorsky S-76B training in Dallas

FlightSafety to offer Sikorsky S-76B training in Dallas

Source: FlightSafety International, 16-Apr-13

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it will offer training for the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter at its Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. The Sikorsky S-76B training program was previously located at FlightSafety’s West Palm Beach Learning Center. “We look forward to welcoming operators of the Sikorsky S-76B to the Dallas Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, [...]

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Apr-13

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76  and S-92 commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Depósito Especial (D.E.). This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location (FSL) in Brazil. The [...]

UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-13

Capital Air Services of Oxford have taken on two Sikorsky S76 helicopters recently on a management contract. Previously under the control of Premiair Aviation Services at Blackbushe, HeliHub.com expects that the recent significant changes there have led the owner to move his S76A+ and S76C++ to Capital. Both have been re-listed on the CAA website [...]

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

Source: Canadian Taxpayers Federation, 26-Mar-13

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on B.C. political parties to review air ambulance service in the province and support a transition to a cheaper, not-for-profit model in their election platforms. On Thursday, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle released a report on the air ambulance service, finding that “the B.C. Ambulance Service is unable [...]

15-Mar-13 N574EH Sikorsky S76A++ Lake Charles, US-Louisiana (3F)

15-Mar-13

Post maintenance test flight.  Cameron County Sheriff identified the deceased as pilot, William R. Croucher, 69, and two mechanics: Michael Lee Tyree, 55, and Timothy Lloyd Goehring, 41.  Operator Era Helicopters made a brief statement confirming the accident

11-Mar-13 Sikorsky S76C++ Muskegon, US-Michigan

11-Mar-13

Rotor downdraft caused the trunk of a parked vehicle parked in the lot to fly open. The trunk lid then flew back and smashed the back window of the vehicle.

Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-13

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized its customer, National Helicopter Services Limited of Trinidad & Tobago, for its longtime operation of S-76® helicopters over a 35-year relationship. Sikorsky celebrated the customer during an event at its booth at the Heli-Expo industry show in Las Vegas, Nev. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “NHSL [...]

Bristow awarded FAA STC for ADS-B Out solution on S76C

Bristow awarded FAA STC for ADS-B Out solution on S76C

Source: Bristow Group, 05-Mar-13

Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that working with Aviation Design Management, it has been awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of a fully rule compliant 1090ES DO-260B ADS-B Out solution for the Sikorsky S-76C+ and S-76C++ helicopters as the required first [...]

ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

Source: ASU, 02-Mar-13

ASU has completed their second night vision modification for a ASU aircraft owned and operated by PHI, Inc, headquartered in Lafayette, LA. The aircraft is a new aircraft that has been specifically designed to serve the oil and gas industry offshore. The aircraft is equipped with cardiac monitors with 12-lead EKG capability, transport ventilators and intravenous [...]