Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft’s Global Helicopters division in Coatesville, Pa. has initiated final assembly on the S-76D. Aero Vodochody, which is building the S-76D fuselages in the Czech Republic, delivered the first production airframe to Coatesville in late November. Sikorsky Global will install Pratt & Whitney PW210S engines, blades and gearboxes. First delivery is scheduled to take place in 2012.
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