Sikorsky Outlines S-76 Improvements

 - May 7, 2008, 5:27 AM

Focusing on the needs of the corporate user, Sikorsky Aircraft used last month’s NBAA Convention to outline a series of fresh improvements applicable to its entire S-76 product line, including stainless-steel landing-gear rod ends that eliminate reliance on corrosion preventive compounds, thereby reducing maintenance; a “smart” electrical contactor to better manage electrical system switching; fuzz-burn engine chip detectors for Turbomeca Arriel-powered S-76s, which eliminate nuisance chip lights for inconsequential debris and thereby improve dispatch reliability; engine cowl latches providing better warning of an unlatched condition after maintenance; and an improved cockpit window seal that provides longer life and increased water integrity.