HAI Convention News

Sikorsky Highlights Helijet's 30 Years of Safe S-76 Ops

 - March 9, 2017, 3:32 PM

Sikorsky (Booth 8114) recognized Helijet for 30 years of safe operations in Sikorsky S-76s. Helijet currently operates a fleet of 11 S-76s, primarily in scheduled passenger service, charter and EMS, the latter through its British Columbia Ambulance Services (BCAS) division. BCAS flies 7,000 patients annually in all-weather, day/night operations.

"Since 1998, we've flown over 25,000 flight hours and facilitated more than 50,000 patient transfers with BCAS using the Sikorsky S-76," said Helijet CEO Daniel Sitnam. "The reliability of the S-76 has been a key part of our success and our excellent safety record."

Over the last three decades, Helijet has flown more than two million passengers. Sikorsky will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the S-76's first flight on March 13th. More than 850 have been delivered worldwide since 1979.