Sikorsky Aircraft participated in a transfer ceremony of an S-76A helicopter maintenance trainer to Canadore College earlier today for use as a hands-on training aid for students in the School of Aviation Technology. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
The S-76A was originally manufactured for offshore oil transportation and utility missions for a major oil company in Australia. It was retired from flying service and re-configured for use as a helicopter maintenance training aid. Its major systems are complete and fully functional for that purpose. Sikorsky also contributed a DC power unit so the aircraft avionics can be turned on during training modules.