UTC UTC BUILDING & INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS PRATT & WHITNEY UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SIKORSKY
China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter

Press Releases

China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter

April 14, 2014

  SHANGHAI, China - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D™ aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).


The S-76D is the latest S-76® model to be validated by CAAC having been preceded by the S-76A™ and S-76C™ helicopters More than 30 Sikorsky S-76 aircraft currently operate in China.

Yunnan Jingcheng Group will be the first company in China to take delivery of an S-76D helicopter. The company contracted for a new S-76D in 2012 and is scheduled to receive the aircraft this month. Jingcheng already flies an S-92® helicopter for use in transporting corporate and government VIPs. In September 2013, a second S-92 aircraft was purchased with delivery expected in November 2015.

The S-76D helicopter has quickly proven popular with customers, with a current backlog exceeding $650 million. Sikorsky has delivered more than 800 S-76 helicopters to customers globally since 1979, contributing daily to a growing 6.4-million-plus fleet flight hours total.

The S-76D helicopter’s baseline equipment includes powerful and efficient Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines; an advanced THALES TopDeck ® integrated avionics system and four-axis autopilot; Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) incorporated into fleet monitoring and analysis; active vibration control; and all-composite, flaw-tolerant main rotor blades. A Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS) for all-weather capability will be available as an option.

In September 2013, Sikorsky Aircraft and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corp. signed an agreement for Changhe to produce S-76D™ commercial helicopter cabins for Sikorsky. Changhe serves as a second source for S-76D cabins, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016 and production volume based on market demand. Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic also supplies the cabins.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

Download Image
Following the recent certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Yunnan Jingcheng Group will receive the first Sikorsky S-76D™ in China.

# # #

Sikorsky Media Contact:
Callie Ferrari, APR
Mobile: 203-360-4819
Callie.Ferrari@Sikorsky.com

Contacts
Helpful Links

Print Print This Page

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

Image Gallery Image Gallery

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