sikorsky s-64 CH-54

Derived from s-60


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 Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract, 24-Aug-15 : Erickson has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul and the surrounding areas with a S-64E aircrane for 2 years.

Erickson Enhanced S-64 Aircrane Modifications, 03-Aug-15 : Erickson announce newly designed and certified enhancements for the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots.

Erickson S-64 Delivers Emergency Power Generators, 12-May-15 : Erickson was contracted by Canadian Government of Nunavut and Qulliq Energy Corp to transport generators to Pangnirtung 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.

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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


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


From Organisation with model s-64 CH-54
germany Luftwaffe
    S-64A 2 1963/68
germany Heeresflieger
    S-64A 2 1963
usa US Army Aviation
    89 1964/90
usa Erickson
    31 1971/now
italy Protezione Civile
    4 1999/now
south korea Sallim-cheong
    5 2005/now

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


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