sikorsky s-64 CH-54

   
   

Derived from s-60

1962        


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s-64 CH-54
The S-64 Skycrane is an twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed as an enlarged version of the prototype Flying Crane S-60. First flew on May 9, 1962 was followed by two further examples for evaluation by the German armed forces. The Germans did not place an order, but the US Army bought it as the CH-54 Tarhe. The S-64 Aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the Erickson Air-Crane company.
Missing S-64E c/n 64-068 & 64-069 order cancelled by civil operator, airframes not built. Sikorsky S-64B/CH-54B asgd US Army serials 71-18491/18498; contract cancelled by US Army; airframes not built. Last Sikorsky built S-64E, c/n 64-101 rebuilt by Erickson as c/n 64-1001.



News about this Model:

Erickson S-64 Delivers Emergency Power Generators, 12-May-15 : PORTLAND, Oregon - Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has announced that the Company was contracted by the Government of Nunavut and Qulliq Energy Corporation to transport generators to Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada to restore power after a fire extensively damaged the community’s power plant.

Erickson Five Year Renewal with City of Los Angeles, 03-Sep-14 : PORTLAND, Oregon - Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today a new five-year contract with the City of Los Angeles for the provision of aerial firefighting services.

Erickson S-64 contract extension for Afghanistan, 19-Jun-13 : PORTLAND, Ore. - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading, global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has received an annual option year subcontract extension for its work with Fluor Corporation, a large engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services contractor.

50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane Maiden Flight, 10-May-12 : PORTLAND, Ore., BUSINESS WIRE -- May 9,2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the CH-54, the military version of the S-64 Aircrane ("Aircrane"). The basic concept of the heavy-lift, or "crane," helicopters was an early dream of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The Aircrane was designed, developed, and produced as a multi-purpose, heavy-lift aircraft. Over the years, the Aircrane has proved itself to be a highly versatile, reliable, and cost-effective workhorse in the construction, petroleum, and logging industries, and an essential fire-fighter all over the world. The Aircrane type certificate is owned by Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, whose upgraded versions of the aircraft remain in production today.




Model Specifications:

Engine: 2 x PW T73-P-1 4500shp
Capacity: 2 + 1
Length: (m) 21.4
Height: (m) 5.67
Blades: 6
Rotor diam.: (m) 21.95
Disc area: (m2) 378
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 8724     Max: 19000
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 169     Max: 203
Range: (km) 370
Ceiling: (m) 2740
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 405



Derivatives and Versions of this model:

ModelYearHistory
    S-64A     1962
    YCH-54A     1964 Prototypes/pre-production aircraft, six built.
    CH-54A Tarhe     1966
    CH-54B Tarhe     1969
    S-64E     1969


Organisations with this Model:

From Organisation with model s-64 CH-54
1963
germany Luftwaffe
    S-64A 2 1963/68
germany Heeresflieger
    S-64A 2 1963
1964
usa US Army Aviation
    89 1964/90
 
1971
usa Erickson
    31 1971/now
 
1999
italy Protezione Civile
    4 1999/now
2005
south korea Sallim-cheong
    5 2005/now
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canada Canadian Air Crane
italy Corpo Forestale dello Stato
    CH-54B Tarhe
usa Helicopter Transport Services
usa Heavy Lift Helicopters
usa Siller Brothers Inc
usa Evergreen Helicopters
   

Construction Numbers on database of s-64 CH-54 or its versions

55ch-54a
30ch-54b
1s-64
2s-64a
9s-64e
6ych-54a








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