sikorsky s-64 CH-54


Derived from s-60

1962


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.


Model News

Erickson Wins Heavy Lift Contract in Peru, 05-Apr-16 : Erickson S-64E Aircrane has been selected for the transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter over the Amazon region in Peru.

Erickson Selected By NASA for Mid-Air Retrieval Program, 01-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Erickson S-64F aircrane has been contracted in support of the initial phases of NASA’s 3rd Generation Mid-Air Retrieval Project for retrieval of NASA vessels upon re-entry to the atmosphere

Erickson to Construct Transmission Towers in India, 16-Feb-16 : Singapore Airshow 2016 Erickson is partnering with Sterlite Grid to install nearly 160 power transmission towers in the Pir Panjal mountain range in northern India using S-64 Aircrane

Erickson Renews Timber Harvesting Contract in Canada, 28-Jan-16 : Erickson renewed for fifth time contract with Helifor Canada, part of Columbia Helicopters, to continue providing aerial timber harvesting services in British Columbia and western Canada.

Third S-64E for Bushfire Protection in Victoria, 12-Jan-16 : Erickson through Kestrel Aviation to provided a third S-64E heli-tanker to support firefighting efforts in the State of Victoria, bringint to Six the number aircranes operating in Australia.

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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
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Derivatives

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

From Organisation with model s-64 CH-54
1963
germany Heeresflieger
    S-64A 2 1963
germany Luftwaffe
    S-64A 2 1963/68
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
Unknown!
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canada Canadian Air Crane
italy Corpo Forestale dello Stato
    CH-54B Tarhe
usa Siller Brothers Inc
usa Evergreen Helicopters
usa Helicopter Transport Services
usa Heavy Lift 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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