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Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

23-Jun-2021Source: NECN

Vanessa Bryant has reached a settlement in her lawsuit against the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas last year, killing her husband — Laker legend Kobe Bryant — and their 13-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Full story here... Read more

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

18-Jun-2021

FXAIR, the premium on-demand charter provider, has launched an all-inclusive fixed-price 10-pack of helicopter trips to the Hamptons this summer. This guaranteed helicopter transfer service between New York City helipads and destinations in eastern Long Island’s Hamptons will be operated by Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the greater New... Read more

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

8-Apr-2021

New Zealand EMS operator Northland Emergency Services Trust (“NEST”) is planning to move to a new base due to expansion.  The organisation has provided this statement from CEO Craig Gibbons to HeliHub.com The Northland Emergency Services Trust Board of Trustees have long been aware of the limitations that the Kensington base has on operations. For... Read more

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

19-Feb-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Nigerian operator Caverton Helicopters is moving into operations with Sikorsky S76D helicopters. This may be a response to the Bristow Helicopters flying eight S76Ds in their Nigerian fleet – the only location that the Houston-based global operator flies the D model on a regular basis.  Caverton’s offshore operations have in recent years been based around... Read more

NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

14-Jan-2021Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight... Read more

DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

25-Sep-2019Source: DAC International

DAC International’s S76 ADS-B “Out” STC and Integration kit represent an outstanding value to S76 operators and will provide for the most straight-forward, compliant installation available. The wire-harnesses and coax assemblies are custom built for this program and are intended to be simple, efficient, and time saving for the installer. Further, this Integration Kit allows the... Read more

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

18-Apr-2019Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, and Caverton Helicopters have signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement for a Sikorsky S-76C++. Heli-One will be providing Caverton’s S-76C++ with comprehensive maintenance support covering airframe, components (including dynamics), avionics, rotor blades, rescue equipment and more. Caverton will benefit from Heli-One’s experience and... Read more

Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

6-Jun-2018Source: Heli-One

Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based... Read more

UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

18-Oct-2017Source: UK Aviation Services

UK Aviation Services (Eng) Limited is proud to announce that it has recently been authorised as a Sikorsky S-76 Customer Support Center with the authorisation covering all variants of the popular S-76 helicopter. The Customer Support Center Authorisation comes after considerable investment by UK Aviation Services in staff training, tools and equipment and a review... Read more

Crestwood selected as Sikorsky Supplier of the Year

Crestwood selected as Sikorsky Supplier of the Year

14-Aug-2017Source: Crestwood Technology Group

Crestwood Technology Group (CTG), was recently selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, as their 2016 Suppler of the Year for the S-76® Helicopter Program. At a ceremony held in West Palm Beach, FL, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz and Senior Vice President of Operations John Palumbo presented awards to each of the helicopter manufacturer’s 7... Read more

Sikorsky plans Customer Support Centre in Thailand

Sikorsky plans Customer Support Centre in Thailand

19-Apr-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company today announced plans to expand its S-92® and S-76™ helicopter support services in the Asia-Pacific region. Thai Aviation Services is scheduled to become the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand by the end of 2017. The announcement was made at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. “This decision further... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

13-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky also recognized Helijet President & CEO Daniel Sitnam for his dedication and commitment to safety, leadership and training throughout the 30-year journey. “It is with great pride that we highlight this long-standing relationship and recognize Helijet for the trust placed in Sikorsky helicopters for the past three decades,” said Sikorsky Vice President for Strategy... Read more

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

23-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The oil and gas sector has been under strain the last two years, causing the values of many large and medium helicopters to decrease. Although, things might take a turn for the better, reports Flight Global, and within the next year. Sector analyst, Ben Chapman has said it might take up to 18 months for... Read more

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

9-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

State Controller, Thomas DiNapoli has squashed Governor Cuomo’s dreams of traveling Albany in a new helicopter. DiNapoli rejected the state police’s bid of $12.5 million for a second hand Sikorsky S-76D. As reported by Daily News, the state has said the helicopter will have other uses such as for the police or EMS missions, other... Read more

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

24-Nov-2016Source: Helijet

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the... Read more

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

23-Nov-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) today celebrated the transfer of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to the Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre. Valued at CAD 1.3 million (USD 945,000), the non-flying, twin-engine helicopter with associated equipment and documentation provides an important learning tool for students pursuing a career... Read more

First Sikorsky S76D arrives in Europe

First Sikorsky S76D arrives in Europe

27-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

26-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Health Minister of Nova Scotia has reported that their decision on a new helicopter could be delayed due to one of the options being grounded last month. CTV News Atlantic reports that Leo Glavine is currently waiting for the approval and clearance of Transport Canada, who grounded the Sikorsky S-76A as it did not... Read more

Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

13-Sep-2016Source: Sikorsky

Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator, has signed for a Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  This sale will result in the first delivery of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter to a Canadian helicopter operator. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Charles Bouchard, chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada and a former Royal... Read more

JSSI increases helicopter coverage

JSSI increases helicopter coverage

1-Sep-2016Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has introduced engine coverage for the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S that powers the Sikorsky S-76D. JSSI is also introducing Airframe Parts-Only coverage for the MD Explorer. Neil Book, President and CEO for JSSI stated, “Our... Read more

AAG donates flights to Patient AirLift Services

AAG donates flights to Patient AirLift Services

24-Aug-2016Source: AAG

Sikorsky announced today that its Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has partnered with Patient AirLift Services (PALS), a nonprofit organization that arranges for free volunteer aircraft flights for needy medical patients including military veterans throughout the Northeast. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT). AAG joined with PALS to donate free helicopter transportation to medical treatment... Read more

Coastal Helicopters to serve Burning Man 2016 festival

Coastal Helicopters to serve Burning Man 2016 festival

23-Aug-2016Source: Coastal Helicopters

It’s official. Southern California based Coastal Helicopters is set to provide luxury VIP helicopter charter flights to Burning Man 2016 aboard its large twin-engine Sikorsky S76 helicopter. “We are incredibly excited to be a contributing part of the Burner Express Air family for Burning Man 2016. We will be offering service primarily between Reno/Tahoe,” says Coastal... Read more

FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

9-Aug-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that Matthew De Foe has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We look forward to Matt’s contributions as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Matt is a highly experienced and capable leader. Our Customers... Read more

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

28-Jul-2016Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company has named it as an Authorized Customer Support Service Center for the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. The authorization includes complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. “We have a long-standing relationship... Read more

Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

14-Jul-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today announced the opening of a Forward Stocking Location in Brisbane, Australia, at the Sikorsky Helitech facility (photo below). The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show.  The in-country warehousing of spare parts provides Australian S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopter operators quicker access to materials and... Read more

EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

12-Jul-2016Source: Sikorsky

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The... Read more

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

21-Jun-2016Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics... Read more

Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

19-Jun-2016Source: Helinet

Two helicopters from Helinet Aviation Services will participate in the American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, June 18, at Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. The show is the nation’s premier, helicopter-only, admission-free aviation event designed to demonstrate to the public, media and community officials the vital and diverse roles of rotary aviation. American... Read more

Sikorsky demonstrates 30 mile autonomous flight for DARPA

Sikorsky demonstrates 30 mile autonomous flight for DARPA

1-Jun-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76® commercial helicopter to complete Phase 1 of an $8 millionaward from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Sikorsky’s ALIAS system directed the rotorcraft flight demonstration from Sikorsky’s Stratford, Connecticut, facility to Robertson Airport in Plainville,... Read more

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

An official court-filed statement provides a lot more information about the situation at CHC.  It was filed by Michael B Cox, Global Head of Seabury’s Corporate Advisory Services.  Seabury was retained by CHC Group and each of the other debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) in early 2016 to provide strategic business advice with respect to restructuring... Read more

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

3-May-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One of Delta will refurbish two helicopters for the Sultan of Johor, Malaysia, under a new $8-million (US) contract, concluded during the recent three-day visit of His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Finance Minister Michael de Jong welcomed the agreement as a sign of the growing international reputation of B.C.’s aerospace industry and... Read more

Mobile Critical Care Unit to help with Nova Scotia LifeFlight helipad Issue

Mobile Critical Care Unit to help with Nova Scotia LifeFlight helipad Issue

3-May-2016Source: Nova Scotia Health

A new Emergency Health Services (EHS) mobile critical care ground-transfer unit is now providing intensive care for EHS LifeFlight patients en route to Halifax hospitals. This unit was originally planned for launch later this year. It was moved up in response to a recent change in Transport Canada policy that prohibited the EHS LifeFlight helicopter... Read more

Rotorcraft Support adds S-76 Service Center approval

Rotorcraft Support adds S-76 Service Center approval

20-Apr-2016Source: Rotorcraft Support

Rotorcraft Support, Inc. (RSI) continues to add to its lengthy list of OEM Authorized Service Centers with the addition of the Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters.   “We have been maintaining the S-76 for years, adding the service center rounds out our service and support capabilities for the S-76 customers” comments Phillip G. DiFiore, President and... Read more

Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

14-Apr-2016Source: Skytrac

Sazma Aviation receives a complete HFDM package including an online reporting interface (powered by Flight Data Services), a custom event matrix, real-time air-to-ground exceedance notification services, and ISAT-200A data acquisition hardware with STC management. “Offshore Oil & Gas operators work in some of the industry’s most challenging conditions and are under strict contractual requirements to... Read more

Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

8-Apr-2016Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that it has received the 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from the American Helicopter Society International (“AHS International”) in recognition of the quality, innovation and cost-effective technology of its products. The AHA International Supplier Excellence Award is given to companies that make a notable contribution to improving the state... Read more

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

6-Apr-2016Source: United Aero Group

Local company United Aero Group have donated a Sikorsky S-76A to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum that currently occupies buildings 6 and 53 at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the early ‘A” model aircraft and a sister ship from a Lider Air Taxi in Brazil and... Read more

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

16-Mar-2016Source: Scoop

Peter Turnbull, the Northland Rescue Helicopter’s chief pilot and chief executive, says the new name is about establishing cohesive branding for the helicopters and the trust.  See full story... Read more

FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

15-Mar-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that its simulator for the Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ located in Singapore has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. “We are pleased to announce that training for the Sikorsky S-76C+... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada extends TBO on PW210 turboshaft

Pratt & Whitney Canada extends TBO on PW210 turboshaft

6-Mar-2016Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced that it has extended the basic time between overhaul (TBO) for its PW210 turboshaft engines from 3,500 to 4,000 hours. This will increase time-on-wing and reduce maintenance costs by over 10 percent for operators. The extension applies to all PW210 engines currently in service and those to be... Read more

Sikorsky launches S76C+ to C++ upgrade program

Sikorsky launches S76C+ to C++ upgrade program

3-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky today introduced a program that will enable operators to upgrade their S-76C+™ aircraft to the S-76C++™ configuration. The announcement was made at the 2016 Helicopter International Association Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade increases performance capabilities by expanding the aircraft’s mission envelope to S-76C++ profiles, including greater take-off and cruising... Read more

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

3-Mar-2016Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) will introduce an engine retrofit program to enable Arriel 2S1powered S-76C+ operators to upgrade to the Arriel 2S2 S-76C++ model. This engine upgrade will be conducted alongside an airframe retrofit program provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company. Upgrading to S-76C++ configuration with Arriel 2S2 engines will deliver improved mission capabilities including... Read more

Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

2-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) today unveiled several initiatives to provide new and enhanced services supporting the company’s customers. The announcements were made at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. “Sikorsky is focused on enhancing customer support and achieving excellence in customer satisfaction,” said Joe Triompo, vice president, Sikorsky Customer Support. “We are... Read more

Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

1-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Thai Aviation Services has informed Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), of the decision to renew its existing fleet of commercial helicopters with five S-76D™ medium lift and two S-92® heavy lift aircraft. Selection of an all-new Sikorsky aircraft fleet will enable the Bangkok-based operator to continue its track record of providing safe, reliable... Read more

Nigerian CAA orders S76C inspections

Nigerian CAA orders S76C inspections

23-Feb-2016Source: Leadership

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered all airlines operating the Sikorsky S76C series to carry out safety inspections on the helicopter  type with immediate effect. See Full Story... Read more

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

17-Feb-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd to become a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the CSC will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopters to source repair and overhaul services within the country’s borders. “UI Helicopter has more... Read more

Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

12-Feb-2016Source: WoodTv

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare are partnering to operate two medical helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft in Traverse City, moving one Aero Med aircraft out of Big Rapids. See Full Story... Read more

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

13-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by... Read more

Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

8-Jan-2016Source: New Boston Post

The crew of Boston MedFlight, a fleet of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, leaves no one behind. See Full Story... Read more

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

7-Jan-2016Source: Xinhuaxia News

“Wide Fukatama helicopter inter-city routes flying expressions” Guangzhou Pearl River New City business landmark on December 30, was held in “Yuexiu Financial Building”. Guangzhou and Shenzhen and three cities of Zhuhai was flying the helicopter, one way is only half an hour.See full story.... Read more

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

7-Dec-2015Source: The Korea Bizwire

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced that it has sold all of its helicopters. The company is cleaning up its non-core assets to normalize management.See full story.... Read more

FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

1-Dec-2015Source: Maxcraft

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced today that they have received FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH04-41 (FAA STC SR03573NY) for installation of the Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigators in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft. The applicability of this package has now expanded to include GNS WAAS and GTN Navigators as well as... Read more

FAA and EASA approve FlightSafety S76D simulator

FAA and EASA approve FlightSafety S76D simulator

18-Nov-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announced today that its Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter simulator, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency . This is the first Level D qualification for an S-76D helicopter simulator and is the highest qualification for flight... Read more

Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

4-Nov-2015Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory review by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China marks the end of a successful and comprehensive... Read more

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

20-Oct-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky... Read more

Sikorsky would like Helitech back at Duxford

Sikorsky would like Helitech back at Duxford

9-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky have approached us to point out an error in an article earlier this week on HeliHub.com and we are happy to put the matter straight. In the article “Helitech opens with only three manufacturers present“, we stated “Sikorsky conspicuous by its absence despite being one of the four manufacturers who reportedly insisted on Helitech... Read more

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

1-Oct-2015Source: Business in Vancouver

Riverside Marine is planning daily catamaran sailings between the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Victoria.  The three-hour, 59 nautical mile trip would be for passengers only — no vehicles — and would cost about $80 per trip.  Helijet offers 35 minute flights and peak-time cost is $313 one-way, including GST, or $164 for off-peak... Read more

Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

29-Sep-2015Source: Sikorsky

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China’s airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.... Read more

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

7-Sep-2015Source: Scoop

The Northland Emergency Services Trust is the first rescue helicopter operation in New Zealand to get approval to undertake maintenance on its own aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Michegan – Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health to collaborate

Michegan – Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health to collaborate

9-Jul-2015Source: Munson HealthCare

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare officials today signed an agreement to form a joint venture between Aero Med’s northern operations and North Flight EMS Air Division. The new organization will enhance critical care air emergency transport services in northern Michigan. Aero Med will continue to serve West Michigan from its operations based at the Gerald... Read more

MYU Helicopters exasperated by slow progress on new HQ

MYU Helicopters exasperated by slow progress on new HQ

29-Jun-2015Source: Herald Guide

Although 29th District Court Judge Timothy Marcel ruled against Tim Mayeaux’s proposed heliport on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, the Luling resident said he is appealing the decision. See Full Story... Read more

Trump puts S76 on UK civil register

Trump puts S76 on UK civil register

18-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Donald Trump has had one of his helicopters – a Sikorsky S76B – based in the UK since late June 2014 when it arrived by ship at Liverpool’s Seaforth Docks.  Continued operations on an FAA “N” registration were intended, but with the helicopter targeted for use bringing customers in to Trump’s golf club investments around... Read more

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

8-Apr-2015Source: Heli-One

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in... Read more

Helijet Extends Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

Helijet Extends Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

1-Apr-2015Source: Helijet

Helijet has extended its existing helicopter service contracts with two of BC’s world-renowned fishing resort lodge clients located on Haida Gwaii, off the North-West coast of British Columbia. Together, these extended service agreements are valued at over $7 million. Helijet will provide exclusive summer season helicopter service to these resort lodge locations utilizing twin-engine Sikorsky... Read more

PPG produces transparencies for first S-97 Raider

PPG produces transparencies for first S-97 Raider

27-Mar-2015Source: PPG

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group produced the transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER™ rotorcraft prototype rolled out by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The 14-square-foot windshields are polycarbonate laminates for high impact strength and light weight with proprietary protective coatings to extend service life, according to Brent Wright, PPG global platform director for aerospace transparencies. “Sikorsky wanted... Read more

Sikorsky and Mycopter launch SE Asia’s First S-76 Customer Support Center

Sikorsky and Mycopter launch SE Asia’s First S-76 Customer Support Center

18-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky has appointed Mycopter Aviation Services to become the first Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center (CSC) in Southeast Asia for Sikorsky’s S-76® line of medium-size commercial helicopters. Operating from Mycopter’s facility at Subang Airport, Malaysia, the CSC will bring Sikorsky-qualified maintenance services to a region where operators currently fly almost 50 S-76 aircraft, and where customers will... Read more

​Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D at LIMA 2015

​Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D at LIMA 2015

18-Mar-2015Source: ​Sikorsky

  Sikorsky’s newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D™ helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and this week, the aircraft will be on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) ‘15 until March 21. Sikorsky is a... Read more

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

5-Mar-2015Source: Component Control

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and... Read more

Maxcraft Avionics Announces FAA STC for Latitude IONode Flight Data Monitor on S-76

Maxcraft Avionics Announces FAA STC for Latitude IONode Flight Data Monitor on S-76

4-Mar-2015Source: Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, announces that they have received FAA STC SR03498NY (TCCA STC SH14-36) for installation of the Latitude Technologies IONode Flight Data Monitor on Sikorsky S-76 Series helicopters. IONode 100 Flight Data Monitor The IONode™ ION100 lightweight flight data recorder will help you improve aircraft operating efficiencies, reduce maintenance costs, increase safety, and help... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes National Helicopter Services Ltd. for Recent S-76D™Helicopter Milestones

Sikorsky Recognizes National Helicopter Services Ltd. for Recent S-76D™Helicopter Milestones

4-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) today for its successes with the S-76D™ helicopter. The event was held at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX, +0.01% At the 2014 HAI Heli-Expo show, Sikorsky recognized NHSL for being... Read more

EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). EASA signed the certificate on Feb. 25, capping an intensive flight... Read more

Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that an S-76D™ helicopter will embark on an international demonstration tour beginning next week in Southeast Asia. The announcement was made at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The aircraft will conduct a series of... Read more

Sikorsky to Expand iFly app to Include S-76D

Sikorsky to Expand iFly app to Include S-76D

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced its expansion of the iFly SikorskyTM iPad application (app) to include support for S-76DTM helicopters. The iFly Sikorsky app is a flight calculator application that replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. This is the first version of the... Read more

Vector Aerospace contracted by Royal Thai Navy for complete S-76B refurbishment

Vector Aerospace contracted by Royal Thai Navy for complete S-76B refurbishment

3-Mar-2015Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been awarded a contract by the Royal Thai Navy (“RTN”) for the airframe refurbishment of one of the RTN’s Sikorsky S-76B aircraft including a complete... Read more

P&WC Launches SMART Offerings for Mature Helicopter Engines

P&WC Launches SMART Offerings for Mature Helicopter Engines

3-Mar-2015Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched a new suite of maintenance solutions for operators of helicopter engines. Introduced under the P&WC SMART banner, these “turboshaft dependable solutions” have been developed in direct response to customer demand. “We have long believed in the power of listening to our customers,” says John Di Bert, Vice President, Customer... Read more

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