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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

Island Express Helicopters sues ATC over Kobe Bryant accident

Island Express Helicopters sues ATC over Kobe Bryant accident

31-Aug-2020Source: USA Today

Island Express Helicopters, who operated the Sikorsky S76 in the accident that killed basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others has filed a cross-complaint against two air traffic controllers, according to court records cited by USA Today.... Read more

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-2020

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured... Read more

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

20-Aug-2020Source: The Korean Times

POSCO said Thursday it has set up a medical evacuation system to transport victims of industrial accidents at its mills by helicopter to large hospitals. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

16-Jul-2020Source: FAA

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of... Read more

Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

17-Mar-2020Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo

Omni Táxi Aéreo recently started another contract with PGS, a reference company in the Seismic area, for its Offshore passengers transportation and MEDEVAC coverage. This is Omni’s sixth contract with PGS, for whom the company has been providing air transportation services in helicopters for over 15 years, reinforcing brand confidence and an excellent relationship between... Read more

26-Jan-20 N72EX Sikorsky S76B Calabasas, US-California (9F)

26-Jan-20 N72EX Sikorsky S76B Calabasas, US-California (9F)

26-Jan-2020

This accident took the lives of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. More details to follow when facts can be established rather than relying on media speculation... 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

Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

4-Jun-2019Source: HeliFlite

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... 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

18-Mar-19 C9-HEI Sikorsky S76A Beira, Mozambique

18-Mar-19 C9-HEI Sikorsky S76A Beira, Mozambique

18-Mar-2019

Damaged by debris during hangar collapse caused by Cyclone Idai.  Helicopter is thought to be already in storage and withdraw... Read more

Heli-One Completes Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade For S-76

Heli-One Completes Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade For S-76

23-Oct-2018Source: Heli-One

Universal Avionics (UA) announces the completion of Authorized Dealer, Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76 VVIP helicopter flight deck upgrade. The avionics upgrade replaces legacy Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) with three UA EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays. The system also includes a new UA UNS-1Lw Flight Management System (FMS) with Vision-1™ Synthetic Vision System. The UA modern glass... Read more

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

3-Jul-2018Source: SKYTRAC

Costa do Sol Táxi Aéreo, a Rio de Janeiro based helicopter operator serving Brazil’s offshore and onshore oil and gas industry, has selected SKYTRAC flight data monitoring with real-time exceedance alerts for their S-76 fleet. “Costa do Sol is committed to meeting and exceeding industry safety standards. SKYTRAC provides a full service solution with real-time... 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

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

26-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in... 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

JSSI expands S76 coverage

JSSI expands S76 coverage

16-Aug-2017Source: Jet Support Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has introduced Airframe Parts-Only coverage for the Sikorsky S-76C, S-76C+, S-76C++ and S-76D helicopter models. Operators and owners of these models can now bundle the existing JSSI Engine Program with the new Airframe Parts-Only Program for an exclusive... 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

Canada certifies DAC for Esterline CMA-6800 Display in S76

Canada certifies DAC for Esterline CMA-6800 Display in S76

21-Jun-2017Source: DAC International

DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received Canadian Acceptance of Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Sikorsky S76B/C Helicopter. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models. “The product provides many benefits as a form fit function replacement for the Honeywell... Read more

25-May-17 VT-CMM Sikorsky S76C++ Nilanga, India

25-May-17 VT-CMM Sikorsky S76C++ Nilanga, India

25-May-2017

Helicopter came down less than 30 seconds after take-off.  Video shows a sudden spark 41 seconds after take-off on a very low climb-out (which could suggest it hit wires), and the helicopter descended quickly from there.  4 POB including the Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra, but no significant injuries.  The helicopter did not... Read more

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

15-May-2017Source: CHC

CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé. The new 1,270 square meter facility is designed to fit up to three aircraft internally and will support flying of the S-76, S-92 and AW139 aircraft for customers in the region. The company invested three... 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

Canadian Helicopters renews Nova Scotia EMS contract

Canadian Helicopters renews Nova Scotia EMS contract

31-Jan-2017Source: HNZ

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today the extension of the Emergency Health Services (“EHS”) LifeFlight air ambulance helicopter services contract with the Province of Nova Scotia. HNZ, operating under the brand Canadian Helicopters, will continue to support EHS through an amended agreement.... 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

Associated Aircraft Group expands offerings in the Northeast

Associated Aircraft Group expands offerings in the Northeast

4-Nov-2016Source: Lockheed Martin

Associated Aircraft Group, the Northeast’s largest premier executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter service, today announced the continued expansion of its helicopter management program with the addition of three Sikorsky S-76 helicopters.  The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. AAG is a subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). The... 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

FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

8-Jun-2016Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace has announced that it has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for a new ADS-B solution which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. The new ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade (FAA STC # SR02473AK) features an intuitive, panel-mounted touchscreen transponder which replaces the aircraft’s existing transponder. ... Read more

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

2-Jun-2016Source: Honeywell

Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model. The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation... 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

Sikorsky releases S-76D and S-92 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Sikorsky releases S-76D and S-92 Flight Crew Operating Manual

28-Feb-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky announced today that it has released Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM) for the S-92 and S-76D helicopters for oil and gas transportation missions to HeliOffshore for peer review. The manuals help pilots understand the intent of system operations by the Original Equipment Manufacturer and are part of an effort led by the HeliOffshore industry... 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

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

3-Feb-2016

Ditched into the sea shortly after take off from offshore installation.  All nine passengers and two crew safely rescued... 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

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