Sikorsky delivered 55 S-76 and S-92 medium twin helicopters last year–a number that includes both green and completed aircraft. In December alone, the company’s Coatesville, Pa. factory delivered 14 aircraft. The FAA added the S-76D to Sikorsky’s production certificate that same month. The first customer delivery of a S-76D is now scheduled for the summer.
Sikorsky S-92A, Galliano, La., March 22, 2010–While operating in wind gusts of up to 21 knots, the helicopter was damaged when an environmental control system panel detached from the fuselage and hit the main and tail rotors.