China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has placed an order with Sikorsky for the supply of four S-76Ds in the search and rescue (SAR) configuration.
The contract includes options for an additional four helicopters in 2014. The MOT purchased the helicopters for its Rescue and Salvage Bureau. MOT currently operates a fleet of eight S-76 series helicopters, and this is the fourth contract it has signed with Sikorsky involving the S-76 series.
FAA awarded type certification of the S-76D in October 2012, and MOT is one of the launch customers of the Sikorsky’s latest SAR variant.
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