Milestone Aviation leases the first operational S-76D

Milestone Aviation announces at Heli-Expo 2014 that it has financed the delivery of a Sikorsky S-76D to Trinidad and Tobago’s National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL).

“We are delighted to celebrate our partnership with NHSL with the first lease of the world’s first commercially operating S-76D,” said Walter Horsting, senior vice president of Milestone.

“It’s easy to see why there has been such tremendous demand for this aircraft,” added Horsting. “The S-76D builds on Sikorsky’s highly regarded S-76 series and is ideally suited for these types of offshore operations. We are pleased to work with such a first-class operator as the NHSL as they continue to expand their fleet.”

“We are very excited to work with Milestone to add this state-of-the-art aircraft to our growing fleet,” said Joshey Mahabir, general manager of NHSL. “As the largest operator in Trinidad and Tobago with a firm commitment to safety, we look forward to enhancing our service for our clients at Repsol.”

This is the seventh helicopter in NHSL’s all-Sikorsky fleet. In addition to this new S-76D, the service also operates three S-76A and three S-76C aircraft.

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Terry Spruce

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