First Sikorsky S76D arrives in Europe

First Sikorsky S76D arrives in Europe 27 Sep, 16, Source:

The first Sikorsky S76D helicopter has arrived in Europe and is currently engaged in pilot training.  Registered in the tax-efficient Isle of Man, the aircraft is likely destined for a corporate operation but the end customer has not been announced.  The aircraft was shipped through Southampton docks into the UK, and is now flying from Fairoaks Airport and hangared with Gama Aviation there while it is involved in type rating training.

In May 2014, a press release from Capital Air Services suggested that their customer – for whom they currently operate a UK-based S76C++ – would be the first S76D operators in Europe but this does not appear to be the case now as they would be most unlikely to operate on the Isle of Man register for this customer, as far as we are aware in the office.  Additionally, both UK-based S76s for that owner have been painted in black and silver, not the blue scheme seen on the recent arrival below

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