Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Safety Enhancement Program
"If you think safety is expensive, try having an accident"
One year ago Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation committed to a bold course of action equipping all new commercial aircraft with state-of-the-art Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) devices. This position reflects a fundamental Sikorsky Value: Safety.
Today, we are delighted to offer a Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) retrofit program to all S-76 aircraft built prior to 2005.
Sikorsky is taking this action because Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) remains one of the leading causes of helicopter accidents, even for an aircraft with an excellent safety record like the S-76. Outfitting of fixed wing aircraft with a TAWS device has reduced the occurrence of CFIT to near elimination. Sikorsky believes that our customers deserve the same state-of-the-art technology in their helicopters.
Sikorsky is making available a set of kits to enhance safety and quality management in your helicopter. These kits include;
Alone or combined these devices will enhance the safety and quality of your flight operations in the S-76.
Sikorsky through its affiliate Helicopter Support, Inc. (HSI) is teaming with Keystone Helicopter to provide a “package” to make the acquisition and installation of these kits easier. The package of each of these devices can be custom tailored to your aircraft needs to include the equipment, harnesses, instruction and installation at your location or at Keystone’s facilities in Pennsylvania. Training of your flight crews and maintenance technicians is available through Keystone or as an enhancement from our associate Flight Safety International. Special pricing has been developed for the kits to assist in you procurement of the devices.
Sikorsky strongly recommends that S-76 owner/operators update the safety of their aircraft. To learn more about this safety initiative contact PlaneSayling Aviation. We look forward to working together to enhance safe operations, prevent accidents and foster quality aviation management practices.
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