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Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

UK – Significant growth for Gama helicopter maintenance

UK – Significant growth for Gama helicopter maintenance

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… Read more »

Source: Gama Engineering, 14-Jun-13

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Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

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… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 05-Jun-13

Mexico certifies Sikorsky S76D

Mexico certifies Sikorsky S76D

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-May-13

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-May-13

Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

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,… Read more »

Source: Helijet International, 02-May-13

AAG Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

AAG Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

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… Read more »

Source: AAG, 29-Apr-13

FlightSafety to offer Sikorsky S-76B training in Dallas

FlightSafety to offer Sikorsky S-76B training in Dallas

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,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety International, 16-Apr-13

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Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Apr-13

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UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-13

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British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

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… Read more »

Source: Canadian Taxpayers Federation, 26-Mar-13

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Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-13

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

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

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… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 05-Mar-13

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

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

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… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Mar-13

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Spectrum Aeromed to exhibit at Heli-Expo

Spectrum Aeromed to exhibit at Heli-Expo

Spectrum Aeromed announced that they will be exhibiting at HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas March 4-7, 2013 at booth number C807.  In addition to their booth, Lloyd Helicopters will also have a Helicopter featuring one of Spectrum Aeromed’s medical interiors at Static Booth number C35. The Lloyd Helicopter Sikorsky S76 features Spectrum Aeromed’s 2200 “short… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 19-Feb-13

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Northland Emergency Services Trust hit by theft from hangar

Northland Emergency Services Trust hit by theft from hangar

Almost $10,000 worth of specialist tools and 10kg of copper cabling has been stolen from the hangar used by the organisation behind the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter. (see news story)

Source: NZ Herald, 17-Jan-13

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HeliFlite adds third S76

HeliFlite adds third S76

Heliflite is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of a third Sikorsky S-76 helicopter.  The purchase is the second aircraft acquired in 2012 for the 14-year-old company. A welcome addition to the fleet, the S-76 helicopter is finely appointed with a spacious seven-passenger luxury interior. The HeliFlite fleet now includes… Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 03-Jan-13

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New research report issued on Sikorsky

New research report issued on Sikorsky

Research & Markets has announced the addition of the “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” company profile to their offering. “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” This comprehensive report on Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will provide & will… Read more »

Source: Research & Markets, 03-Jan-13

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Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate

Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate

After an extensive two-year application and development process, Geisinger Life Flight has been awarded an air carrier certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The air carrier certificate will allow Geisinger Health System (GHS) to directly operate the aircraft assets it leases and owns. In addition, GHS will directly employ its own pilots, mechanics and… Read more »

Source: Geisinger Life Flight, 18-Dec-12

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UK – PremiAir S76s repossessed and taken away

UK – PremiAir S76s repossessed and taken away

PremiAir Aviation has gone through a change of ownership in recent days, and a formal press release is expected very soon. However, part of the changes have involved the repossession of at least four aircraft, including three Sikorsky S76s and a Twin Squirrel which departed from their base at Blackbushe last week by road.  Industry… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-12

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Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

A child who suffered nervous shock when a helicopter crashed and exploded in a car park has been awarded €10,000 damages (see full story)

Source: Irish Independent, 07-Nov-12

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Sikorsky wins exclusive rights to distribute Aero Dynamix’s Night Vision System for S76

Sikorsky wins exclusive rights to distribute Aero Dynamix’s Night Vision System for S76

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced an exclusive international sales and distribution agreement with Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) of Euless, Texas, to equip Sikorsky S-76® helicopters with ADI’s Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) lighting solutions. Aero Dynamix will manufacture and service the NVIS and components, and SAS will distribute the product and related services. Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Oct-12

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UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

Long time AW109 specialist Castle Air has taken a big step with the acquisition of three Sikorsky S76A++ helicopters.  Bought from Australia, where they were operated by Jayrow, the three are currently en route to Castle Air’s base at Liskeard in Cornwall. In recent years, Castle Air have built up a specialisation in AgustaWestland AW109s,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Sep-12

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Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland Emergency Services Trust bought an S76 which had been written-off following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.  It has proved much more profitable for re-usable spares than they imagined, the latest item put to use being a long-range tank.    Valued at NZ$224,000 new, the tank comes from the insurance-rejected shell they bought for just NZ$30,000. … Read more »

27-Jun-12

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AAG introduces Excalibur card

AAG introduces Excalibur card

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the Northeast’s premier executive helicopter service, has introduced the AAG Excalibur Card, a pre-paid flight card program that enables cardholders to pay only for occupied flight units in the company’s Sikorsky S-76® executive helicopter fleet. “The AAG Excalibur Card is a breakthrough innovation for the traveling executive,” said AAG President Scott… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-12

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Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

A neighbour has been videoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg using his S76 in and out of East 34th Street Heliport at weekends when the heliport is closed.  Sounds to us like a mismatch between Bloomberg considering that heliport is open although the terminal is closed and fuel not available – and the neighbours who… Read more »

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8673840, 24-May-12

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Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Vancouver based operator Helijet has just released its summer 2012 schedule and fares.  This covers its long-standing route between its heliports at Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Harbour which they operate using Sikorsky S76s. For more details, see http://www.helijet.com/helijet-schedule-information—effective-22may12.pdf   Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-12

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Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

The investment for more than 100 million will bring new production capacity. AERO Vodochody, the Czech largest aircraft manufacturer opened new shop for components made of composite materials. The company believes the new and bigger workplace will bring new production capacity and attract new customers. The competitiveness of Aero will be also improved by extension… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 03-May-12

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AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the east coast’s premier executive helicopter company, has established helicopter operations at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport to provide convenient access to Manhattan from all metro airports. Travel time between Teterboro and Manhattan is less than 10 minutes aboard one of AAG’s Sikorsky S-76® executive aircraft. Associated Aircraft Group is a subsidiary… Read more »

Source: AAG, 30-Apr-12

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Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

Ed: Canadian Helicopters posted this under the title “To the People of Ontario”, mostly as a way of concluding 35 years and 155,000 flying hours serving the province.  However, it is also seen as a way of distancing the company from the Ornge debacle Thank you for your business and your trust. Some of you… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 23-Apr-12

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Sikorsky S76 down in Gulf of Mexico – all accounted for

Sikorsky S76 down in Gulf of Mexico – all accounted for

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-12

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AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, is celebrating its achievement of more than 40,000 hours of safe flying in its fleet of Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. The company’s achievement encompasses more than 17 years of operating the S-76 helicopter. “Forty-thousand safe flying hours is an exceptional achievement for our entire AAG… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Mar-12

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CAE to launch civil helicopter training in Asia this year

CAE to launch civil helicopter training in Asia this year

CAE have announced at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) that it will begin training pilots and maintenance technicians this year for business aircraft and civil helicopter operators in Asia. Gulfstream G450 and G550 training and Sikorsky S-76C++ training will be offered in 2012. Training for the Bombardier(i) Global 5000(i), Global Express(i) and… Read more »

Source: CAE, 27-Mar-12

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Demand for FlightSafety training services increases in Middle East

Demand for FlightSafety training services increases in Middle East

FlightSafety International continues to experience increased demand for its training services in the Middle East and surrounding region. “We have experienced a significant increase in demand for our services in the Middle East and surrounding region,” said Scott Fera, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The high quality training FlightSafety provides, and the investments we are… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Mar-12

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$25M in ORNGE money unaccounted for

$25M in ORNGE money unaccounted for

Roughly $25 million dollars raised by Ornge with Ontario taxpayers’ help cannot be accounted for.  Investigators, financial and criminal, are digging into the case to see if the money was blown on a spending spree, bad business decisions or if some of it lined executives’ pockets. (see full story)

Source: The Record, 27-Feb-12

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Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has appointed Airflite Pty Ltd. to provide sales representation covering the Australian and New Zealand regions. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp Airflite Pty Ltd,is an Australian company with headquarters in Perth, Western Australia. Airflite will support sales initiatives on the S-76® and S-92® helicopters, with a focus on… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Feb-12

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Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered two offshore utility helicopters to China Southern Airlines’ Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company, with a third delivery to occur next week, to support the offshore oil operations in the South China Sea by Zhuhai’s customers. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Zhuhai Helicopter Branch is among the major… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Feb-12

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Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, today announced new capabilities to support Sikorsky’s S-76® and S-92® helicopter rotor blade repair and maintenance through its venture in Singapore:  Composite Technology International Pte. Ltd (CTIS). CTIS is a venture among CTI, Eurocopter South East Asia and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Engineering. The facility will offer… Read more »

Source: Composite Technology, 14-Feb-12

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Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today recognized Helijet International as operator of the world’s highest airtime Sikorsky S-76® airframe — an S-76A helicopter (serial number 760074) with 37,025 flight hours. Vancouver-based Helijet operates North America’s largest scheduled helicopter service. Since 1986, aircraft 760074, an S-76A helicopter operating in Helijet’s airline… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Feb-12

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ORNGE lawyer resigns from his law firm

ORNGE lawyer resigns from his law firm

It’s almost daily we can bring you an update on the ORNGE saga.  Now Alf Apps tendered his resignation Friday afternoon from law firm Fasken Martineau. Apps was listed as a counsel to the firm, not a partner.  Apps is also chairman of a company ORNGE chose last fall to try to raise $15 million… Read more »

Source: Toronto Star, 11-Feb-12

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Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Richmond’s Helijet International celebrated its two millionth passenger on Thursday, a major industry milestone the scheduled helicopter carrier has achieved after 25 years in business and flying more than 22 million kilometres. The milestone passenger, Godfrey D. Archbold, President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, arrived at the Vancouver Harbour terminal… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 05-Feb-12

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Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed at ORNGE for-profit arm

Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed at ORNGE for-profit arm

Today, Duff and Phelps was appointed by the court as trustee in bankruptcy for Ornge Global GP Inc. and Ornge Global Holdings LP, the for-profit arm of Ornge. This results, by operation of law, in the immediate termination of the remaining employees of the bankrupt Global entities, being Dr. Chris Mazza, President and CEO, and… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 03-Feb-12

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Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

For the month of February, HeliFlite is offering a “Half HeliCardâ„¢” (12.5 hours) as an introduction to the 25-hour HeliCardâ„¢ program.  This is an outstanding opportunity for customers to enjoy significant, year round savings, while having guaranteed access to HeliFlite’s award winning helicopter service. At HeliFlite, HeliCardâ„¢ sales have grown dramatically as customers recognize they… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 03-Feb-12

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Angola’s SonAir completes delivery of six Sikorsky S76C++

Angola’s SonAir completes delivery of six Sikorsky S76C++

SonAir has recently taken delivery of the second batch of three Sikorsky S76C++ helicopters to complete the order for six which the manufacturer announced in March 2011. The first three, serial number 797, 809 and 810 were all cancelled from the FAA register to Angola in late October and early November.  The remainder, serials 811,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Feb-12

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NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

New Zealand based Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) has bought a de-registered Sikorsky S76 from Japan which was damaged beyond repair in the tsunami of 11th March 2011.  Chief pilot Peter Turnbull confirmed to local press that it had been acquired for an undisclosed sum for parts use only at a price significantly lower than… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jan-12

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Switzerland – Swift Copters add AS350BA and S76B

Switzerland – Swift Copters add AS350BA and S76B

Swiss operator Swift Copters have added two helicopters to their fleet in the last week. HB-ZPM is a Eurocopter AS350BA leased in from French operator Mont Blanc Helicopteres – serial number 1833 and previously F-GFPM. HB-ZMS is a Sikorsky S76B owned by Sikornir SA – and was featured at Helitech in the UK in September… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-12

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Max-Viz and Helijet announce S-76 EVS installations for EMS contract

Max-Viz and Helijet announce S-76 EVS installations for EMS contract

Max-Viz and Helijet of Vancouver, B.C. Canada announces the cooperative installation of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 on three (3) S-76 helicopters supporting EMS operations under contract with the B.C. Government. “After thorough evaluation of NVIS technologies, we determined that EVS would provide Helijet EMS helicopters with the most cost effective and safe solution to both day… Read more »

Source: Max-Viz, 18-Jan-12

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Ornge plans for Oshawa base still on

Ornge plans for Oshawa base still on

Despite recent changes at the top of the organization, Ornge is still planning to open a new base at the Oshawa Municipal Airport. (see full story)

Source: DurhamRegion.com, 17-Jan-12

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Message to Ornge staff from Ron McKerlie – Interim President and CEO

Message to Ornge staff from Ron McKerlie – Interim President and CEO

Below is a statement sent to staff from Ron McKerlie: Yesterday the Board of Directors of Ornge announced their decision to accept the recommendations of the Government of Ontario regarding the appointment of an interim President and CEO. Following that announcement the honorable Deb Matthews, Minister for Health and Long Term Care, announced that I… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 13-Jan-12

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Ornge Board accepts recommendation for Interim President and CEO

Ornge Board accepts recommendation for Interim President and CEO

Mississauga, Ontario – Today, the Ornge Board of Directors has accepted the recommendation from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to appoint a senior member of the public service as an Interim President and CEO. The board determined that it is in the best interests of the organization to resign as soon as a… Read more »

Source: ORNGE, 12-Jan-12

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ORNGE air ambulance gets new CEO, board

ORNGE air ambulance gets new CEO, board

The dream of getting rich at ORNGE air ambulance ended Wednesday as high-paid executives lost their jobs, a series of mysterious for-profit companies were shuttered and well-paid board members were given the boot. (see full story).

Source: Toronto Star, 12-Jan-12

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AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

AgustaWestland has issued a statement this morning regarding the article originally published by Macau Business which we reported on earlier today in which it claimed Sky Shuttle had “sold four of its five Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters and continues to operate with Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters” – see Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet AW says that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-12

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Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

In a press release back in October 2009, the Hong Kong proudly announced “Sky Shuttle’s fleet conversion programme to progressively phase-out its Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters and bring into commercial service, the first of its six, brand new, high-performance AW 139 helicopters”. But now, local press are reporting they have changed their mind and have sold… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-12

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Ornge release statement on behalf of three executives

Ornge release statement on behalf of three executives

Below is an internal memo released on December 23, 2011. Sent on behalf of Tom Lepine, Maria Renzella and Rick Potter (HeliHub Editor note – click here to see profiles of these executives) We know that over the past few weeks, many of you, valued members of the Ornge family, have been upset and concerned… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 02-Jan-12

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Judge: Sikorsky does not owe damages to PHi

Judge: Sikorsky does not owe damages to PHi

A federal magistrate has refused to order Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to pay damages to another company for allegedly hiding an internal report about a fatal accident in January 2009 (see full story) See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 04-Jan-09 N748P Sikorsky S76C++ Gulf of Mexico, US-Gulf of Mexico (8F)

14-Dec-11

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S76C++ handed over to State of Maharashtra for VIP use

S76C++ handed over to State of Maharashtra for VIP use

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan received the keys of a brand new US-made Sikorsky 76 last Tuesday. In a few weeks time, Chavan, governor K Sankarnarayan and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, will use the aircraft to fly to state functions and events. (see full story)  File photo

Source: Hindustan Times, 11-Dec-11

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Ornge sets record straight, responding to Toronto Star article

Ornge sets record straight, responding to Toronto Star article

On behalf of Ornge’s Board of Directors, Ornge management and staff, Ornge is compelled to respond to the Toronto Star story of December 5, 2011. We are setting the record straight. Ornge compliant with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996. Ornge is in compliance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996. The following… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 07-Dec-11

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Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

On the occasion of the exhibition LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) announced that its Arriel and Makila the 21 Malaysian Helicopter Services Helicopters (MHS), reached a million hours of flight. MHS is now the operator of the largest civil helicopters in Malaysia. The fleet is deployed MHS currently… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Dec-11

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New Jersey State Police auction five S76Bs

New Jersey State Police auction five S76Bs

As New Jersey State Police take delivery of their new fleet of AW139s, their retiring fleet of S76Bs are up for auction.  Rightly or wrongly, they have chosen to sell all five S76Bs as one lot.  All are EMS configured with dual litter capability, four attendant/cabin seats, suction system, LOX, shore power, plug-type sliding cabin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-11

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HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

“Florida is a popular travel destination for our clientele,” states Brian Lantier, Director of Strategy and Business Development at HeliFlite. “The demand for charter operations has increased significantly over the years. The ability to save time by flying directly to top golf courses, Miami or Disney World is a huge convenience.” Florida operations will be based out of West Palm… Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 30-Nov-11

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HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

ARGUS recognizes HeliFlite’s ongoing commitment to safety by renewing their Platinum Safety Rating through 2012. “It is great to see operations like HeliFlite, who acknowledge the importance of building an organization focused around safety and quality, maintain the ARGUS Platinum Rating”, said ARGUS President and CEO, Joseph Moeggenberg. “HeliFlite should be proud to be one… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 10-Nov-11

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Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

Frasca International Inc. has contracted to sell Houston-based Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a Sikorsky S76 Level B Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will also be qualified Level 3 Flight Training Device to CAA standards. In addition to the S76 device, Frasca has delivered two Level B Full Flight Simulators (FFSs) for the Eurocopter EC225… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 08-Nov-11

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Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits. The Integrated Systems business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems will supply a highly integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision flight displays, advanced flight management capability, integrated hazard alerting (terrain,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 02-Nov-11

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New Zealand: 2011 Northland Rescue Helicopter Appeal targets $300K

New Zealand: 2011 Northland Rescue Helicopter Appeal targets $300K

Northlanders are being urged to again show their generosity as the 2011 Electricity Rescue Helicopter Appeal lifts-off. Appeal envelopes are being distributed throughout the North now and major sponsors, Northpower and Top Energy, hope to better last year’s combined fundraising total of $264,360 by topping the $300,000 mark. The Electricity Rescue Helicopter is owned and… Read more »

Source: Northpower, 28-Oct-11

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FAA proposes new AD for S76A rotor brake

FAA proposes new AD for S76A rotor brake

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA-2010-0517; Directorate Identifier 2009-SW-73-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S- 76A Helicopters Preamble Information AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Aircraft… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Oct-11

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Swedish Government takes over SAR from Norrlandsflyg

Swedish Government takes over SAR from Norrlandsflyg

On Tuesday, 1 November, the Swedish Maritime Administration will take over the operational responsibility for the search and rescue helicopters in Sweden. The take-over will be executed through a governmental acquisition of all the stocks in Norrlandsflyg’s parent company Scandinavian Helicopter Invest (SHI) through the national Maritime Administration. The acquisition is made in order to ensure… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 27-Oct-11

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Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

Ornge, a world leader in transport medicine, is proud to congratulate Dr. Russell MacDonald, Ornge’s Medical Director for Research and Development, on winning the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award. One of the transport medicine industry’s highest honours, the award was presented to Dr. MacDonald at the Air… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 20-Oct-11

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Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that it signed an agreement with Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) to collaborate on an advanced technical documentation distribution solution supporting operators of Sikorsky civil helicopters worldwide. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The technical documentation distribution… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Oct-11

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AAG adds Total Eclipse jet to S76 fleet

AAG adds Total Eclipse jet to S76 fleet

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has announced the addition of the Total Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet to its fleet of Sikorsky S-76®executive helicopters. The jet service provides AAG customers additional options to meet their travel needs, while expanding the company’s service area. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp…. Read more »

11-Oct-11

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HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

HeliFlite announces 24/7 airport helicopter transfer services. Airport transfers are available to and from private area airports: Teterboro (TEB) and White Plains (HPN) as well as international hubs such as Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The flight time into any of the 3 New York City heliports is under 15… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 05-Oct-11

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Children’s Medical Center adds S76C++

Children’s Medical Center adds S76C++

Children’s Medical Center in Dallas is adding a Sikorsky S76C++   The article about this new helicopter states that it adds to an existing smaller helicopter, but research by the HeliHub.com team finds they currently operate an S76B registration N615D

23-Sep-11

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Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and China Southern Airlines’  Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company held a signing ceremony today at the first China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin for the purchase of two Sikorsky S-92® and one S-76® offshore utility helicopters by Zhuhai Helicopter.  The new acquisitions are aimed at supporting the ever-expanding offshore oil operations in the South China Sea… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Sep-11

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Ornge responds to CTV Story of September 6th

Ornge responds to CTV Story of September 6th

On its 6:00 p.m. broadcast on September 6th, 2011, CTV Toronto aired a story with respect to Ornge’s service in Ontario. The story not only contained outdated and incorrect information but also omitted essential facts and was misleading. Ornge has notified CTV of these errors and has asked for a full apology from the network…. Read more »

Source: Ornge, 08-Sep-11

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PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

In a court filing last Friday, PHI Inc. claims Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. withheld a report by one of its lead engineers because his analysis concluded Sikorsky’s faulty design caused its helicopter to crash near Morgan City.  (see full story)

Source: Houston Chronicle, 31-Aug-11

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