Sikorsky S-76

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Sikorsky S-76

The S-76 was the first Sikorsky model designed purely for corporate and business use. Is a mid size helicopter capable for 2 pilots and 12 passengers that found its niche in the oil industry as a rig support aircraft. Based on the experience gained on the S-70 Black Hawk, started development as the S-74 until was redesignated S-76 Spirit in honor of the U.S. Bicentennial. The S-76 grown in successives improved variants since the first flight on March 13, 1977


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
S-76A 1978 The first version, powered by two 650 shp Allison 250-C30 turboshaft engines. Upgrades known as A+ (Turbomeca Arriel 1S), A++ (Arriel 1S1) and M ...
S-76B 1987 Powered by 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36A or Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36B engines.
S-76C 1990 Powered by 2 981 shp Turbomeca Arriel 1S1. Upgrades known as C+ (Arriel 2S1 with FADEC) and C++ (Arriel 2S2)
S-76D 2009 The S-76D is the latest variant of the Sikorsky S-76 which there have been more than 800 delivered since 1979. First flight was February 7, 2009 ...


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