Sikorsky S-64 CH-54

Derived from S-60

Sikorsky 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.

  S-64 CH-54 News

Firefighting Helicopters Arriving in Chile

Firefighting Helicopters Arriving in Chile

03-Jan-24 - Two AS332L2 Super Puma , two Kamov Ka-32 and two Erickson Aircrane S-64E leased helicopters are arriving in Chile for the summer firefighting season campaign against forest fires #firefighting
Erickson Delivers 8th S-64 to Korea Forest Service

Erickson Delivers 8th S-64 to Korea Forest Service

06-Dec-22 - Erickson delivered a S-64E Air Crane helicopter to the Korea Forest Service (KFS), the eighth since starting operations with this model in 2001. #aircrane
First S-64 Skycrane Simulator in Europe

First S-64 Skycrane Simulator in Europe

11-Oct-22 - Entrol new S-64 helicopter simulator installed at the Heli Protection Europe srl Training Center in Rieti, Italy #Skycrane
Water Cannon for Erickson S-64 Air Crane

Water Cannon for Erickson S-64 Air Crane

15-Mar-22 - The new water cannon for the Erickson S-64 firefighter helicopter can deploy faster, shoot farther, carry more water, and put out both urban fires and wildfires with ease #WaterCannon
Erickson Firefighting in Greece

Erickson Firefighting in Greece

05-Apr-21 - Erickson renewed firefighting contracts in Greece for the 2021 fire season #Greece
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Specifications S-64 CH-54

Engine 2 x PW T73-P-1 4500 shp
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 & Versions of S-64 CH-54



1964 Prototypes/pre-production aircraft, six built.
CH-54A Tarhe

CH-54B Tarhe

1969 Second production model. Was a more heavy version powered by two 4800 shp T73-P-700 engines and fitted with a twin-wheeled main undercarriage

1969 Sikorsky built civilian variant
Erickson S-64F

1992 Sikorsky S-64 airframes rebuilt by Erickson Air-Crane

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