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US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

The US State Department has begun selling their fleet of S61T helicopters. Originally bought for the transportation of diplomats and other VIP individuals in high-risk areas, the fleet now sits idle in a storage hangar in Southern Florida. The first 5 helicopters have been auctioned off, each with a starting price of $500,000, reports The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-19

Modernized S-61T launches First Flight

Modernized S-61T launches First Flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful maiden test flight of the modernized S-61T™ helicopter with an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140106/NE40848) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO) In 2010, Sikorsky began a program to upgrade S-61™ aircraft and return them to productive service. An industry workhorse,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Jan-14

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Cobham’s Advanced Avionics Suite selected for S61T program

Cobham’s Advanced Avionics Suite selected for S61T program

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to equip Sikorsky’s modernized S-61T™ helicopter with a suite of advanced avionics provided by S-TEC Corporation/Cobham Commercial Systems (Cobham) of Mineral Wells, Texas.  In early 2010, the U.S. Department of State entered into an IDIQ (indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity) agreement to purchase up to 110 modernized S-61 helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Feb-13

Sikorsky completes first S-61T airframe modernization

Sikorsky completes first S-61T airframe modernization

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Troy, Ala., facility announced today it has completed the structural modernization of its first S-61T™ airframe, which will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The State Department signed an agreement in 2010… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-May-12