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Sikorsky Aircraft S-76A (S-76A+ / S-76A++)

Sikorsky S-76A++, D-HOSA, c/n 760093, WIKING Helikopter Service © Karsten Palt
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S-76A (S-76A+ / S-76A++)

Medium Utility / Corporate Helicopter

The Sikorsky S-76A is a medium 14-seat twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter produced by the American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft. This helicopter type is mostly in operation with civil operators for executive passenger transport (VIP), emergency medical service (EMS), search and rescue operations (SAR) and offshore passenger and material transportation.
Crew1-2
Passengers12/13
 
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelAllison (Turbomeca) 250-C30S (Arriel 1S)
Engine Power (each)485 (523) kW650 (701) shp
 
max. Cruise Speed287 km/h155 kts
  178 mph
max. Speed (vne)287 km/h155 kts
  178 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Range748 km404 NM
465 mi.
 
Empty Weight3.235 kg7.132 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.763 (4.899) kg10.500 (10.800) lbs
 
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/44/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,41 m44,0 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter2,44 m8,0 ft
Rotor Disc Area141,2 m1520 ft
Length (Fuselage)13,22 m43,4 ft
Length16,00 m52,5 ft
Height4,42 m14,5 ft
 
First Flight13.03.1977
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 300
Developed fromSikorsky S-70
 
ICAO CodeS76
IATA CodeS76
FAA TCDSH1NE
other TCDSLBA 3050
Data for (Version)Sikorsky S-76A (S-76A+)
VariantsS-76A+, S-76A++
Remarks
The original production version S-76A (Spirit) is equipped with two Detroit Diesel (Allison/Rolls-Royce) turboshaft-engines. The S-76A+ (manufacurer's designation) is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 1S engines, the S-76A++ with two improved Turbomeca Arriel 1S1 engines. A modification kit for the conversion from S-76A to S-76A+ or S-76A++ is available.

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