The Swedish Maritime Administration has now decided how to ensure a long-term national sea and air rescue service. This means that the helicopter operations will be gradually incorporated into the Maritime Administration. The reason is to safeguard the availability of rescue helicopters for sea and land operations on a longer term. The Maritime Administration is… Read more »
On behalf of the Ornge Board of Directors, it is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own, Mr. Lorne Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a tireless supporter and champion of access to healthcare, especially for people living in Northwestern Ontario. â€œWe at Ornge are deeply saddened to learn of the… Read more »
Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ (SAS) commercial maintenance facility in Coatesville, Penn., announced today completion of comprehensive modifications to a Sikorsky S-76B(TM) helicopter for export to Germany’s Heliservice International GmbH. Originally designed for VIP transport missions, the aircraft has been reconfigured and is currently equipped to perform specialty maintenance operations on windmill farms throughout Germany. The SAS’… Read more »
A Sikorsky S76 operated by Rotorcraft Leasing made a wheels up landing last Saturday at Capt G Allan Hancock Field (akak KSMX Santa Maria Public Airport). HeliHub.com adds a separate page for every reported incident, including details of the particular helicopter and links to online reports of the event. see05-Mar-11 N5402T Sikorsky S76 Santa Maria,… Read more »
Heli-One, the worldâ€™s largest independent helicopter MRO company, has earned S-76 Customer Support Centre status, adding to a long list of approvals already held by the company. The approval applies to all variants of the S-76. “Heli-One is a tip-to-tail maintenance shop and we pride ourselves on continually expanding the capabilities and services we are… Read more »
Langley, BC â€“ Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the worldâ€™s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has received renewal as a Sikorsky Aerospace Authorized S-76 Overhaul and Repair Center, as well as renewal as a Sikorsky Aerospace Authorized… Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and SonAir Servico Aereo, S.A. (SonAir) Â today announced the signing of a contract for six S-76C++â„¢ helicopters in a ceremony held at Heli-Expo. Â Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years in support of offshore oil operations in Angola…. Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Milestone Aviation Group Limited jointly announced for the first time today the scheduled deliveries of five Sikorsky S-76C++™ helicopters to Milestone in the second half of 2011 under a firm order contract signed last December. Milestone, the first global finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, will… Read more »
Sikorsky Aerospace Servicesâ€™ (SAS) commercial maintenance facility in Coatesville, Penn., announced today completion of comprehensive modifications to a Sikorsky S-76Bâ„¢ helicopter for export to Germanyâ€™s Heliservice International GmbH. Originally designed for VIP transport missions, the aircraft has been reconfigured and is currently equipped to perform specialty maintenance operations on windmill farms throughout Germany. The SASâ€™… Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced today the signing of a contract to sell an S-76C++â„¢ helicopter to the Maharashtra Government in India for VIP transport.Â The aircraft will join a growing fleet of Sikorsky helicopters operating in India or on order by Indian customers, including other S-76Â® family aircraft and lightweight S-300â„¢ and S-330SPâ„¢ helicopters.Â … Read more »
Max-Viz announced today the Canadian approval of US FAA STC#SR02322AKfor the installation of the EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System on S-76 A thru C++ helicopters. The Approval was obtained by STC holder and Max-Viz team partner One Sky Aviation. â€œThe S-76 approval process went very smoothly through Transport Canadaâ€, stated Cary Foster, owner of One Sky… Read more »
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 5, 2011 â€“ SRT Helicopters, a leading provider of high-risk operational services and training for rotorcraft users and aviation organizations, has successfully completed a major contract, implemented in February 2009, to provide advanced aerial search and rescue (SAR) training for the Chinese Ministry of Transportâ€™s Rescue & Salvage Bureau (MOT/SRB).Â SRT delivered… Read more »
CAE and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, announced today on the eve of Heli Expo 2011, an agreement to form a joint venture company that will provide advanced, simulation-based, helicopter pilot training in South America in early 2012. The new joint venture company will purchase the first full-motion Level D CAE 3000… Read more »
New Yorkâ€™s leading private jet and executive helicopter owner and operator, announced today that in January it had purchased the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that was previously under their management. The helicopter has become such an integral part of their business model that when it became available they had to have it. The Talon Air fleet… Read more »
Banyanâ€™s avionics team recently completed work on a Sikorsky S76, Agusta 109, and an American Eurocopter AS-350. Upgrades included Garmin GNS-430W, GMX-200, Avidyne EX600 and Honeywell MK-22 EGPWS Safety Package installations. â€œWeâ€™ve been providing rotorcraft services for several years and have decided to become more aggressive in marketing our capabilities in this market,â€ said Brian… Read more »
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.,Â Feb. 2, 2011Â — Twenty years ago, the Health Care District ofÂ Palm Beach County, a public safety-net healthcare organization, established the county’s life-saving Trauma System. The Trauma System took flight in 1991 after the Health Care District’s Board approved the purchase of a Trauma Hawk helicopter to airlift critically-injured patients to two… Read more »
The Big Rapids City Commission met recently to consider a resolution approving the lease agreement with AeroMed for use of the community hangar at Roben Hood airport. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the 20 year deal. Commissioner Terry Harper said she was happy with the deal and it will help paying off the cost that… Read more »
Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a major maintenance support company in the Brazilian helicopter market after agreeing to provide new tip-to-tail power-by-the-hour (PBH) and upgrade services to a number of Brazilian offshore operators. Heli-One was chosen to provide tip-to-tail PBH services to Omni Taxi Aereo Brazil’s S76C++ fleet and to Omni’s additional S61… Read more »
Aero Vodochody a.s. has once again been recognized for superior performance by achieving UTC Supplier Gold status for the second year in a row. AERO gained this award for complete S-76 helicopter production for American company Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, which is a part of United Technologies Corporation concern, from where the name of the award… Read more »
COATESVILLE, Pa. â€“ Final assembly production of the S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter has commenced at Sikorsky Global Helicoptersâ€™ manufacturing facility, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today, marking a significant milestone in delivering the next generation of the popular S-76Â® helicopter. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic, which has produced… Read more »
Unlikely as it seems, Switzerland has just registered its first Sikorsky S76 on their local “HB-” register, despite the type having been in commercial operations for over 31 years and Switzerland being a very active user of helicopters. The helicopter concerned is an S76B model, serial 76-0430, and best known to HeliHub.com readers in Europe… Read more »
The National Transportation Safety Board today released a final report on a fatal crash involving a transport-category helicopter caused by a bird strike. The Board said the lack of requirements for bird strike-resistant windshields contributed to the crash, and called on the FAA to develop such requirements. On January 4, 2009, a dual-engine Sikorsky S-76C++… Read more »
November 23, 2010 (TORONTO) – Through a three-year agreement, Navtech, Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, provides flight plans and flight following services for Ornge Air, an acclaimed air medical transport company based in Ontario, Canada. Ornge is Navtech’s first air medical transport customer – further evidence of the growing diversity of… Read more »
ZHUHAI, China â€“ Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered nine new S-76Â® and S-92Â® helicopters to China in 2010 â€“ the most ever in a single year for China â€“ through a steady stream of deliveries that include the delivery of two S-76C++â„¢ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) China Rescue… Read more »
An unannounced new Sikorsky S76C++ was registered four weeks ago in the UK as G-PACO and has been operating from City Airport in Manchester, also known as Barton. The registered owner of this helicopter with the UK CAA is Cardinal Helicopter Services (IOM) Ltd, with a private address given in the Isle of Man –… Read more »
Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has secured an eight year contract with the BC Ambulance Service to provide three helicopters, flight and maintenance personnel for rotary air ambulance services based in Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The contract, valued at $94.7 million, also includes a four year extension option. The contract commences on April 1, 2011…. Read more »
NBAA Trade Show, Atlanta, Ga.,â€“ Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement authorizing Harrods Aviation to install modification kits on Sikorsky S-76Â® helicopters in Europe. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). â€œSikorsky continues to increase its global presence, and… Read more »
Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (CHL.UN) (the â€œFundâ€) announces today that it has been notified by Ornge that Ornge will not exercise its option to extend beyond the initial term ending March 31, 2012, the contract pursuant to which Canadian Helicopters Limited (â€œCHLâ€), a subsidiary of the Fund, provides services in support of Orngeâ€™s transport medicine… Read more »
PremiAir, the UKâ€™s leading executive helicopter charter company and the supplier of helicopter services to the 2010 Ryder Cup, is now fully booked on its charter fleet for helicopter transfers to and from golfâ€™s most prestigious golfing tournament, which takes place next month. From October 1st to 3rd, the Ryder Cup returns to the UK… Read more »
SFS Aviation Co. Ltd. has selected Worldwide Helicopter Solutions of Glendale, Arizona to provide on-site DDAFCS, EFIS, and WX avionics systems training at their base in Songkhla, Thailand. SFS Aviation operates a fleet of Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters equipped with Honeywell SPZ-7600 Dual Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, EDZ-756 Digital Electronic Flight Instrument Systems and Primus… Read more »
On the occasion of the Husum Wind Energy Fair, we would like to announce that the Heliservices International GmbH, has acquired a view to improving its service offering to supply the offshore wind farms, another helicopter, namely, a Sikorsky S76B,. With a transport capacity of 12 passengers and a maximum takeoff weight of 5307 kg… Read more »
AERO Vodochody a.s. reached a profit in the amount of CZK 279 million in 2009. Aero is thus reaching a profit this being since successful completion of restructuring in 2007, when the company was acquired by the Penta group. The revenues of Aero reached CZK 2.9 billion in 2009. The profit of Aero in 2009… Read more »
Established inÂ 1983 with aÂ grant from Avco Lycoming, the museumÂ is a private non-profitÂ establishment dedicated to preserving the legacy of Stratford as the birthplace ofÂ the AmericanÂ helicopter industry
Brazil’s TAM Empreendimentos e ParticipaÃ§Ãµes is negotiating with Petroleum Helicopters the final details of a joint venture helicopter enterprise dedicated to the flourishing Brazilian offshore market
PremiAir was delighted to receive a visit from Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino to the companyâ€™s Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, helicopter maintenance base during Farnborough Airshow week. Mr. Pino, who is a retired U.S. Army Master Aviator and is type-rated on several Sikorsky aircraft including the S-76Â®, took time out from his busy show schedule to visit… Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaâ€™s Ministry of Interior (MOI) has signed a contract to procure 12 S-76DTM helicopters and has taken options to acquire eight additional S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The aircraft will perform security, transport and other missions. Delivery of the… Read more »
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with Deccan Charters Ltd. of Bangalore, India, that appoints their Mumbai facility as an authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) to support the Sikorsky S-76Â® helicopter platform. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)…. Read more »
Universal Avionics Systems Corporationâ€™s Cockpit Voice / Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft, headquartered in Stratford, Conn., as a forward-fit option on Sikorskyâ€™s S-76C++â„¢ and standard on S-76Dâ„¢ commercial helicopters. Universal Avionicsâ€™ CVFDR-145R with Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) will be standard on the S-76D and will be optional on the… Read more »
“The cost of a mandatory CV/FDR and the impending 10-year overhaul/refurbishment on the Dauphin would cost Rs 20 crore. A new helicopter at Rs 70 crore makes more sense” said a cabinet minister requesting anonymity.
Palm Beach County has seen a 10 percent drop in trauma alerts â€” calls to aid the most serious medical situations â€” and a 25% drop in Trauma Hawk transports since 2005.Â This EMS operation flies two Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters, registered N276TH and N911PB
Sikorsky Global Helicopters has introduced its first aircraft with a new state-of-the-art Emergency Medical Services interior. Sikorsky Global Helicopters is the commercial business operation of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Sikorskyâ€™s Engineering Division in Coatesville, Pa., teamed with industry leader Air Methods Corp. and started working on the… Read more »
American Helicopter Society (AHS) Awards Committee has selected Aero Vodochody to receive the Societyâ€™s Supplier Excellence Award. This award is presented annually to a supplier, which, through the quality, innovativeness and cost-effectiveness of its products, has made a notable contribution to the vertical flight industry. The company produces the complete S-76 helicopter for Sikorsky Aircraft… Read more »
HOUSTON, March 23, 2010 – Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has won four contracts for work in Brazil and the U.K. North Sea totaling in excess of $275 million over their initial five-year terms. William E. Chiles, President and Chief… Read more »
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, March 22, 2010 â€“ Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of its second S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter. The prototype aircraft successfully completed its initial test card during a flight on March 19 that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The S-76D helicopter is the latest version of the S-76Â® helicopter. Sikorsky is… Read more »
The second prototype aircraft in the S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter program has entered the test flight program, with a third soon to follow, as the program that is producing the next generation model of the popular S-76Â® helicopter nears completion of its first fuselage for a production aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Kuwait… Read more »
HeliJet Charter have purchased an S-76A++ from Swedish operator Norrlandsflyg, who had been operating it on an SAR contract.Â Previously SE-JUZ, and now in Germany as D-HULK, this helicopter is fitted with a winch capable of a 260kg lift.Â Various new over-water operations are planned for this aircraft, which HeliJet quotes as being able to… Read more »
The Emergency Health Service LifeFlight helicopter is in Ontario for maintenance following a safety recall. The manufacturer, Sikorsky, is replacing a section of the tail rotor after problems were found with similar models.
ikorsky Aircraft Corp. and AVIC today celebrated completion of the first S-76C++(TM) civil helicopter airframe produced in China. The airframe is the first to be built under an agreement between Sikorsky and Changhe Aircraft.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Dubai Air Show that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has contracted to purchase two Sikorsky S-76Dâ„¢Â helicopters, with options to purchase two more, becoming the worldwide launch customer for the new aircraft.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced that Falcon Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu Dhabi for S-76Â® helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76 helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East
Sikorsky has provided helicopters to support the Royal Family since the early 1950’s, including the R4, S-51, S-55, S-58, S-58T, S-76B and the S-76C+ helicopters. The new S76C++ helicopter entered service in September.
Increased maximum gross weight capability and advancements in automation for offshore navigation are among the enhancements Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has planned in the near future for its S-92(R) helicopter. The S-76D prototype D1 is in active flight test with prototype D2 in final check-out, preparing for flight in October.
Pro Star Aviation has announced that they have received FAA STC to install the Universal Avionics Systems Corp (UASC) UNS-1Fw or UNS-1Lw Flight Management System (FMS) with embedded Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) along with a UASC LP/LPV Monitor in the Sikorsky S-76B/C.