The Sikorsky S-76C is a medium 12-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 aircraft incorporates active noise suppression, vibration dampers and a composite main rotor.
It is powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2S2 engines and incorporates an improved and quieter transmission as well as minor changes in the interior equipment and avionics.
Sikorsky S-76C Interior
The Sikorsky cabin primarily employs a light alloy honeycomb structure, the semi-monocoque tailboom is also constructed of light alloy. Two pilots (or a pilot and a passenger) sit side-by-side in the cockpit, situated ahead of the cabin, which can accommodate a further 12 passengers in three rows of four, or four to eight passengers in more luxurious executive seating.
The platform is mission-capable day or night, for single or dual pilot IFR operations and compliant with JAR OPS 3 requirements for Category A operations, even at Max Take-Off Weight (MTOW). FADEC-controlled twin-turbine engines and redundancy in all critical systems ensure safety of operation in the most demanding circumstances.
Sikorsky S-76C Specifications
- Passenger Capacity: Up to 12
- Cruising Speed: 178 mph
- Range: 449 nm.