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21-Sep-12 PR-CHQ Sikorsky S76C++ Cabo Frio, Brazil

21-Sep-12 PR-CHQ Sikorsky S76C++ Cabo Frio, Brazil

21-Sep-2012

Blown over onto its side by high winds when parked unattended on the apron – photo... Read more

UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

5-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

13-Aug-12 C-GHJT Sikorsky S76A Haida Gwaii, Canada

13-Aug-12 C-GHJT Sikorsky S76A Haida Gwaii, Canada

13-Aug-2012

After losing power to the number 2 engine, the pilot successfully landed the helicopter onto the water. The auto-floatation device deployed, one side reportedly deflated and as the main rotor brake was being applied, the helicopter rolled over. CADAORS 2012P1300... Read more

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

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

10-Jul-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

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

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

27-Jun-2012

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

AAG introduces Excalibur card

AAG introduces Excalibur card

22-Jun-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

24-May-2012Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8673840

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

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

17-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

3-May-2012Source: Aero Vodochody

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

03-May-12 G-WIWI Sikorsky S76C++ Peasmarsh, UK

03-May-12 G-WIWI Sikorsky S76C++ Peasmarsh, UK

3-May-2012

Following an event in which high torque was used, flight data was analysed on behalf of the operator using incorrect conversion information relevant to earlier variants of the helicopter. The operator was therefore unaware that total torque had exceeded a level at which maintenance action was required.  This article suggests the passengers were Paul Macartney... Read more

AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

30-Apr-2012Source: AAG

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

Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

23-Apr-2012Source: Canadian Helicopters

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

Sikorsky S76 down in Gulf of Mexico – all accounted for

Sikorsky S76 down in Gulf of Mexico – all accounted for

18-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

17-Apr-12 N56RD Sikorsky S76B Gulf of Mexico

17-Apr-12 N56RD Sikorsky S76B Gulf of Mexico

17-Apr-2012

U.S. Coast Guard responded to a downed helicopter about 82 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay in the vicinity of Vermilion Block 336. The Sikorsky S-76 was floating upside down, and the life raft had been deployed.  All 7 POB accounted for... Read more

AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

27-Mar-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

CAE to launch civil helicopter training in Asia this year

CAE to launch civil helicopter training in Asia this year

27-Mar-2012Source: CAE

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

Demand for FlightSafety training services increases in Middle East

Demand for FlightSafety training services increases in Middle East

9-Mar-2012Source: FlightSafety

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

$25M in ORNGE money unaccounted for

$25M in ORNGE money unaccounted for

27-Feb-2012Source: The Record

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)... Read more

Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

16-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

15-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

14-Feb-2012Source: Composite Technology

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

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

14-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

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

ORNGE lawyer resigns from his law firm

ORNGE lawyer resigns from his law firm

11-Feb-2012Source: Toronto Star

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

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

5-Feb-2012Source: Helijet

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

Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed at ORNGE for-profit arm

Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed at ORNGE for-profit arm

3-Feb-2012Source: Ornge

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

Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

3-Feb-2012Source: HeliFlite

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

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

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

1-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

31-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

PHi does a deal with City of Galveston

PHi does a deal with City of Galveston

29-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

PHi has committed to an expansion program at Scholes International Airport for completion within the next two years, and in exchange the City of Galveston has waived over $850,000 of lease payments.  PHi, which has operated from the airport since 2001, flies S76 and S92 helicopters to Gulf of Mexico rigs from here. PHi will... Read more

Switzerland – Swift Copters add AS350BA and S76B

Switzerland – Swift Copters add AS350BA and S76B

23-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

18-Jan-2012Source: Max-Viz

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

Ornge plans for Oshawa base still on

Ornge plans for Oshawa base still on

17-Jan-2012Source: DurhamRegion.com

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)... Read more

Ornge wasted $600K on an empty hangar

Ornge wasted $600K on an empty hangar

14-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Frankly, the more we hear about Ornge, the more the whole thing looks like an example of corporate mismanagement to the level of an unmitigated disaster. The latest situation being reported by Canadian press is that now-departed COO Tom Lepine confirmed yesterday that Ornge leased a hangar at Hamilton, Onterio in December 2010 for around... Read more

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

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

13-Jan-2012Source: Ornge

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

Ornge Board accepts recommendation for Interim President and CEO

Ornge Board accepts recommendation for Interim President and CEO

12-Jan-2012Source: ORNGE

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

ORNGE air ambulance gets new CEO, board

ORNGE air ambulance gets new CEO, board

12-Jan-2012Source: Toronto Star

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).... Read more

AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Ornge release statement on behalf of three executives

Ornge release statement on behalf of three executives

2-Jan-2012Source: Ornge

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

Palm Beach County Health Care District to replace pair of S76C’s

Palm Beach County Health Care District to replace pair of S76C’s

2-Jan-2012

The Palm Beach County Health Care District will begin discussions Tuesday on whether and when to replace its air ambulance fleet, which is almost 13 years old. The district paid $6.7 million each for its two Sikorsky S76-C+ trauma helicopters, delivered in 1999. Each one has transported about 4,700 patients during its life and flown... Read more

Judge: Sikorsky does not owe damages to PHi

Judge: Sikorsky does not owe damages to PHi

14-Dec-2011

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)... Read more

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

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

11-Dec-2011Source: Hindustan Times

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... Read more

Ornge sets record straight, responding to Toronto Star article

Ornge sets record straight, responding to Toronto Star article

7-Dec-2011Source: Ornge

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

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

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

6-Dec-2011Source: 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

New Jersey State Police auction five S76Bs

New Jersey State Police auction five S76Bs

6-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

30-Nov-2011Source: Heliflite

“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

HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

10-Nov-2011Source: HeliFlite

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

Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

8-Nov-2011Source: Frasca

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

Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

2-Nov-2011Source: Cobham

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

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

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

28-Oct-2011Source: Northpower

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

FAA proposes new AD for S76A rotor brake

FAA proposes new AD for S76A rotor brake

28-Oct-2011Source: FAA

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

Swedish Government takes over SAR from Norrlandsflyg

Swedish Government takes over SAR from Norrlandsflyg

27-Oct-2011Source: Nordic Rotors

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

Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

20-Oct-2011Source: Ornge

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

Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

11-Oct-2011Source: Sikorsky

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

AAG adds Total Eclipse jet to S76 fleet

AAG adds Total Eclipse jet to S76 fleet

11-Oct-2011

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

HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

5-Oct-2011Source: HeliFlite

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

Children’s Medical Center adds S76C++

Children’s Medical Center adds S76C++

23-Sep-2011

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... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

16-Sep-2011Source: Sikorsky

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

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

13-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Coast Guard is progressing its tender for 12 helicopters, with three bids received by the cut-off date.  The three are Sikorsky offering the S76 OSS Air, working with AgustaWestland and their AW109 Indocopter, working with Eurocopter The latter two are their tied manufacturers’ local representatives.  The tender calls for the helicopters to be... Read more

Ornge responds to CTV Story of September 6th

Ornge responds to CTV Story of September 6th

8-Sep-2011Source: Ornge

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

PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

31-Aug-2011Source: Houston Chronicle

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)... Read more

Mark Dobbin launches new Canadian operator

Mark Dobbin launches new Canadian operator

30-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Best known in the helicopter industry for his 17 years with CHC, where he served as Senior VP and Director, Mark Dobbin has launched new operator 3D Helicopters.  Targetting the VIP charter market from its base at St John’s, Dobbin believes that the current Newfoundland operators overlook this market while concentrating on the offshore and... Read more

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

22-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has recently begun using the TCAS2 traffic collision avoidance system on one of its seven North Sea based S92s on a flight from Scatsa to an offshore rig.  All seven of its UK Sikorsky S92 fleet – six based at Scatsa and one at Aberdeen – are expected to have the system installed... Read more

Cleveland Clinic to relocate S76 from Medina Hospital to new Twinsburg Family Center

Cleveland Clinic to relocate S76 from Medina Hospital to new Twinsburg Family Center

11-Aug-2011

The Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center which opened July 25 is situated on 86 acres of land and affords a greater buffer between the helipad and its surrounding neighbors than did Medina Hospital.  (full story)... Read more

UK’s PremiAir reports upturn in charter and management business

UK’s PremiAir reports upturn in charter and management business

2-Aug-2011Source: PremiAir

PremiAir, the award-winning UK-based executive helicopter and private jet charter operator, has reported a steady growth in its aircraft management activities, generating confidence that the industry may be seeing some recovery from the economic downturn. With a growing managed private jet fleet and maintenance bases at Oxford and Biggin Hill, PremiAir is strategically positioning itself... Read more

Accident Board criticizes Swedish SAR

Accident Board criticizes Swedish SAR

22-Jul-2011Source: Nordic Rotors

In a recently published incident report the Swedish Accident Investigation Board (Statens Haverikommission, SHK) aims criticism at the Swedish helicopter search and rescue (SAR) organization. The report itself deals with a ship incident that occurred on 2 December 2008. The RORO cargo/passenger vessel M/S Sea Wind was en-route from Turku (Finlad) to Stockholm (Sweden) when... Read more

NZ EMS operator selects Sandel HeliTAWS™ for S-76 fleet

NZ EMS operator selects Sandel HeliTAWS™ for S-76 fleet

18-Jul-2011Source: Sandel

New Zealand HEMS operator also adds Sandel 4-ATI displays and AHRS in a technology upgrade for the first of its three helicopters Vista, CA, (July 13, 2011)—Sandel Avionics has announced that its new HeliTAWS wire and terrain avoidance system has been chosen by Hawker Pacific, Auckland, NZ, the operator for New Zealand’s Northland Emergency Services... Read more

Talon Air expanded Hamptons charter service for summer 2011

Talon Air expanded Hamptons charter service for summer 2011

12-Jul-2011Source: Talon Air

Private jet owner and operator, Talon Air announced that it has launched its expanded luxury non-stop service to the Hamptons. Celebrating its tenth season serving the Hamptons community, Talon provides the fastest and safest flights to the Hamptons offering direct flights to Montauk, East Hampton, West Hampton and the Southampton airports and heliports. Talon’s on-demand helicopter... Read more

11-Jul-11 F-HJCS Sikorsky S76C++ Andeman Sea, Myanmar (3F)

11-Jul-11 F-HJCS Sikorsky S76C++ Andeman Sea, Myanmar (3F)

11-Jul-2011

Three died when S76C++ ditched in the sea shortly after take off from Yetagun oil field rig. Fatalities included pilot Ohn Thein, ex Myanmar Air Force... Read more

Norrlandsflyg contract with Saab for S76 technical services

Norrlandsflyg contract with Saab for S76 technical services

4-Jul-2011Source: Saab

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from Norrlandsflyg AB, who are purchasing technical services for their helicopter fleet through a call-off contract. Norrlandsflyg AB are responsible for all contracted Swedish sea rescue operations on behalf of the Swedish Maritime Administration and is responsible for the helicopter ambulance operations in the Västra Götaland... Read more

Sikorsky approves RUAG Aviation for Swiss S76 Service Center

Sikorsky approves RUAG Aviation for Swiss S76 Service Center

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with RUAG Aviation to designate its Alpnach helicopter facility in Switzerland as an authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) to support the Sikorsky S-76® helicopter platform. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “The... Read more

Sikorsky sells one S92 and two S76s to lessor Milestone Aviation Group

Sikorsky sells one S92 and two S76s to lessor Milestone Aviation Group

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today an agreement to sell an S-92® and two S-76C++™ helicopters to the Milestone Aviation Group, a global finance company that purchases and leases helicopters to high quality helicopter operators. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the sale at the ongoing Paris Air Show. All three aircraft are... Read more

Heli-Union takes delivery of two S-76C++

Heli-Union takes delivery of two S-76C++

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the delivery of two S-76C++â„¢ helicopters to Heli-Union for use in offshore oil missions. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The contract for these aircraft was signed in November 2010. With this delivery, Heli-Union now has eight S-76C++ helicopters operating internationally. “We are proud that Heli-Union continues... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch contracts for two S-92s and one S-76C++

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch contracts for two S-92s and one S-76C++

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that China Southern Airlines Company’s Zhuhai Helicopter Branch has contracted for a S-76C++â„¢ and two S-92® helicopters to support the company’s offshore oil customers operating in the South China Sea. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Zhuhai is the largest and oldest... Read more

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

20-Jun-2011Source: Heli-One

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a leading helicopter integrator after winning a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard’s fleet of EC-135 helicopters. Heli-One will begin integrating new mission communication equipment in the EC-135 helicopters as a part of a two-aircraft upgrade, set to commence in June. The total value of the... Read more

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