Fig Air adds Sikorsky S-76D to its fleet
September 14, 2016 By Sikorksy
Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator, has signed for a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter. This sale will result in the first delivery of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter to a Canadian helicopter operator.
Charles Bouchard, chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada and a former Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter pilot, said, “We are thrilled to be able to provide Fig Air with such a capable solution to meet their VIP service requirements. We welcomed Sikorsky to the Lockheed Martin family a year ago, and it is clear they are uniquely suited to provide a diverse range of helicopter solutions to meet Canada’s commercial and defence markets.”
S-76D helicopter VIP options include a customized interior with seating for five to eight passengers. Uniquely, the S-76D helicopter can hold its rotor system still while running an engine to power the on-board air-conditioning system for safe, comfortable loading and unloading into the pre-cooled cabin during the summer season and hot climates.
Sikorsky has delivered more than 850 S-76 helicopters to customers globally since 1979, contributing daily to nearly seven million fleet flight hours.