UTC UTC BUILDING & INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS PRATT & WHITNEY UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SIKORSKY
Sikorsky S-76C++ Receives FAA Certification

Press Releases

Sikorsky S-76C++ Receives FAA Certification

January 03, 2006

  STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft announced today that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for its S-76C++ helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Since being certified, two C++ aircraft have already been delivered. The inaugural C++ aircraft went to Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI) and will be used for offshore oil support and employee transfer missions. In total there are over 60 S-76C++ helicopters on order.

First announced at the Heli-Expo trade show in February 2005 as a series of engine, air vehicle, interior and avionics upgrades the new S-76C++ helicopter will make way for a set of additional product improvements that will lead to the launch of the new S-76D model in 2008.

"The S-76 helicopter's success has been built by meeting the needs of the customer. We continue that tradition today by securing certification for the new S-76C++. Able to provide more power, range, operating efficiencies, reliability and comfort, the S-76C++ truly is a continuation of the venerable S-76 line," said Jeff Pino, Sikorsky's senior vice president for corporate strategy and commercial programs.

Product improvements available immediately on the S-76C++ include the new more powerful Turbomeca Arriel 2S2 Engine, an inlet barrier filter to protect the engine against erosion and environmental contaminants, a new VIP interior, new HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring System), and a quiet main gearbox utilizing QUIETZONE Technology that will significantly reduce interior noise levels without any weight, maintenance or TBO penalties. The more powerful engine in the S-76C++ provides approximately 350 lbs of additional payload capacity as compared to an S-76C+ on hot days and high altitude conditions.

These extensive product upgrades ensure that the S-76C++ and the future S-76D will remain best-in-class in the corporate VIP, offshore oil, airline, EMS, search-and-rescue and law enforcement segments.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), of Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

Contacts
Helpful Links

Print Print This Page

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

Image Gallery Image Gallery

Twitter Twitter

Facebook Facebook

Youtube Youtube

RSS RSS

© 2014 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation | Privacy Policy / Terms & Conditions of Use