Arkansas Childrens Hospital purchases two Sikorsky S-76Ds

                             Sikorsky S76 and Angel One team
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D helicopters for its Angel One intensive care medical transport unit,

The new aircraft will replace the two S-76 helicopters currently flying. The Sikorsky helicopters have been active since 1992.

“When there is an emergency call and a life hangs in the balance, Angel One moves into action. The speed with which we can respond can mean the difference between life and death. With the S-76D helicopter, Angel One has added a critical tool to do an immensely important job. I can tell you that the sound of those rotor blades as the helicopter approaches to pick up a sick child is a sound that many parents tell us they’ll never forget,” said Angel One director Steve Haemmerle.

“Sikorsky Aircraft has a history that was founded on the vision of saving lives through the use of a helicopter, because it can perform in ways that no other aircraft can. The work being done by Arkansas Children’s Hospital with Sikorsky helicopters has proven to be a model program in the United States for specialized infant and pediatric medical care, and is a very real example of Igor Sikorsky’s legacy at work every day,” said Robert Kokorda, Sikorsky vice president of Sales.

“By adding Sikorsky’s newest helicopter, the S-76D, to its fleet, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has given its team a new tool that brings improved speed and performance to the mission, and a greater capacity for continuing to save lives,” Kokorda said.

Sikorsky expects to deliver the new S-76D helicopters to ACH in 2014.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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