Deliveries are scheduled for 2007. These will be the first S-76C++ aircraft operating in Hong Kong and Macau.
"No name in the hotel and gaming industry exemplifies style and luxury quite like that of Steve Wynn. We are absolutely thrilled that Wynn Macau will feature two of our new S-76C++ VIP helicopters as a key element of the resort's customer service and ambiance," said Steve Estill, Sikorsky vice president and chief marketing officer.
The S-76® is a twin turbine, multi-mission medium helicopter used in a variety of roles including VIP, offshore oil, executive, and airline transport. Sikorsky has delivered more than 600 to date.
The current production version is the S-76C++, in service since 2005. It features a glass cockpit, dual digital autopilot, superb flight controls and the best combination of speed, range and operating costs in its weight class.
Improvements on the S-76C++ over the previous S-76C+ aircraft include:
Turbomeca Arriel 2S2 Engines. The replacement 2S2 provides a 5 to 6 percent increase in engine ratings, 350 to 450 lb increase in Category A takeoff gross weight at sea level 90F, and a barrier filter that provides superior protection against FOD and contamination, resulting in longer time-between overhaul, fewer removals and lower costs.
New VIP interior. A sleek, modern, leather interior, with a three-person aft-facing bench and two forward-facing captain chairs is coupled with an improved soundproofing system using Keystone's SILENCERT technology to meet the highest standards for luxury and elegance.
New HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring System). The Honeywell VXP HUMS has 25,000 flight hours proven capability as the best-in-class tool for cost management, efficient maintenance scheduling, and vibration based maintenance delivering improved safety, reliability and life-cycle cost reduction.
QUIETZONETM Technology. Sikorsky's proprietary Quiet Gearbox technology enables significant interior noise level reductions without weight penalty, increased maintenance and with no increase in time between overhauls (TBOs). With these improvements the interior is 4 dBA lower than with previous transmissions and the cabin has the lowest interior noise levels of any helicopter in the S-76 class.
Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. On September 6, 2006, Wynn Macau, a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, opened, featuring 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, approximately 220 table games and 380 slot machines in approximately 100,000 square feet of casino gaming space, seven restaurants, approximately 26,000 square feet of retail space, a spa, a salon, entertainment lounges and meeting facilities.
Additionally, the Company owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com), a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip. Wynn Las Vegas features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites; an approximately 111,000 square foot casino; 22 food and beverage outlets; an on-site 18-hole golf course; approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space; an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership; and approximately 76,000 square feet of retail space.
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