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

Medium Utility / Corporate Helicopter

Sikorsky S-76A++, D-HOSA, c/n 760093, WIKING Helikopter Service © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
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.
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.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelAllison 250-C30S
Engine Power (each)485 kW650 shp
alternative Engine Variant
Engine ModelTurbomeca Arriel 1S
Engine Power (each)522 kW700 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)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,41 m43 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,44 m8 ft 0 in
Rotor Disc Area141,2 m1520 ft
Length (Fuselage)13,22 m43 ft 4 in
Length16,00 m52 ft 6 in
Height4,42 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight13.03.1977
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 300
Developed fromSikorsky S-70
ICAO CodeS76
IATA CodeS76
other TCDSLBA 3050
Data for (Version)Sikorsky S-76A (S-76A+)
VariantsS-76A+, S-76A++

[Photo-ID: 5729] Karsten Palt 2011-08-03
Sikorsky S-76A++, WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH, D-HOSA, c/n 760093, Karsten Palt, 2011Sikorsky
WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH
Reg.: D-HOSA
c/n: 760093
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