Sikorsky S-76C++: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The S-76C++ was Sikorsky’s most up-to-date helicopter in the S-76 family, until the arrival of the S-76D. It was announced at the 2011 Paris Air Show, that Sikorsky has ‘sold out’ the S76C++ production. The final C++ will be MSN 76-0822.

Type: Sikorsky S-76C++

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery: 1977

World fleet: Over 800 (all variants)

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): 7,050 ft 2,149 m

Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground Effect (TOP): 3,300 ft 1,006 m

Single engine service ceiling: 4,900 ft 1,493 m

Long Range Cruise Speed/Range: 411 nm/762 km (no reserve) / 345 nm/639 km (30 minute reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 11,700 lb 5,306 kg

Empty weight, utility configuration: 7,005 lb 3,177 kg

Useful load, utility configuration: 4,695 lb 2,129 kg

Passengers (crew): Six (two pilots)

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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