FAA certificates Sikorsky’s S-76D software
The FAA has certified S-76D helicopter V400 avionics software, which should add capabilities and reduce pilot workload.
Sikorsky Aircraft has received certification for the V400 avionics software for the S-76D helicopter from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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This should increase the capabilities of the aircraft and allow it to operate single pilot under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
Leon Silva, director of S-76 helicopter programmes, said: “This certification provides our customers with innovative software that will improve their in-flight experience. This software will provide the operators with enhanced safety capabilities and an even more reliable aircraft.”
Over 800 Sikorsky S-76 helicopters have been delivered.