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Sikorsky phases out S-76C++ production for S-76D

written by | June 27, 2011
One of two S-76D flight test machines.

Sikorsky has announced the end of production of its S-76C++ helicopter as it prepares to begin delivering of the new S-76D.

Aircraft number 822 will be the last S-76C++ to be built, with deliveries of the S-76D expected to start in 2012.

“With aircraft number 822, the last S-76C++ helicopter closes out that production program and we are looking forward to introducing the newest version in the series, the S-76D, when we deliver the first aircraft to the launch customer next year,” S-76 senior program manager Tim Fox, said.


The S-76D features all-composite main rotor blades, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines, an advanced Thales integrated avionics system and autopilot, active vibration control, and an optional Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS). FAA certification is expected to be achieved by the fourth quarter of 2011.

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