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

Helicopter Guide

Era Helicopters Sikorsky S-76C++

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)