Sikorsky S-76D: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
Sikorsky’s S-76D is the newest variant of the S-76 Spirit family and received FAA type certificate in October 2012.
The FAA has certified V400 avionics software that adds capabilities and will reduce the pilot’s workload.
Missions: Airborne law enforcement, search and rescue, offshore, executive, airline, EMS.
First delivery: 2012
World fleet: A total of over 800 S-76s have been built
Category: Twin engine
Maximum speed (Vne): 155 kts 287 km/hr
Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 155 kts 287 km/hr
Hover ceiling, In-Ground Effect (TOP): 9, 700 ft 2,957 m
Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground Effect (TOP): 5,000 ft 1,524 m
Single engine service ceiling: 7,550 ft 2,301 m
Long-range cruise speed/range: 441 nm/818 km (no reserve)
Maximum takeoff gross weight: 11,700 lb 5,306 kg
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Passengers (crew): Five (VIP version) or 13 (high density) (two pilots)