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

Medium Utility / Corporate Helicopter

Sikorsky S-76C, c/n 760426 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sikorsky S-76C 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.
The Sikorsky S-76C is a development of the Sikorsky S-76B with new turboshaft engines Turbomeca Arriel 1S1 (like the S-76A++). The S-76C+ is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 engines, the S-76C++ with two Arriel 2S2. The next model is the S-76D which is currently (2010) under development.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelTurbomeca Arriel 2S1
Engine Power (each)621 kW833 shp
max. Cruise Speed287 km/h155 kts
  178 mph
max. Speed (vne)287 km/h155 kts
  178 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Rate of climb495 m/min1625 ft/min
Range832 km449 NM
517 mi.
Empty Weight3.128 kg6.897 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.307 kg11.700 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,41 m43 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,44 m8 ft 0 in
Rotor Disc Area141,2 m1520 ft
Length (Fuselage)13,21 m43 ft 4 in
Length16,00 m52 ft 6 in
Height4,42 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight18.05.1990 (S-76C)
Production Statusin production
other TCDSLBA 3050
Data for (Version)Sikorsky S-76C+
VariantsS-76C+, S-76C++