Lifting helicopter for sale


It is the civil version of the United States Army's CH-54 Tarhe.The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter.Since that time, Erickson Air-Crane has become the manufacturer and world's largest operator of S-64 Aircranes and has made over 1,350 changes to the airframe, instrumentation, and payload capabilities of the helicopter.The S-64 had a six-blade main rotor and was powered by two 4,050 shaft horsepower (3,020 k W) Pratt & Whitney JFTD12A turboshaft engines.S-64 Aircranes have been sold to the Italian and Korean Forest Services for fire suppression and emergency response duties.Originally a Sikorsky Aircraft product, the type certificate and manufacturing rights were purchased from them by Erickson Air-Crane in 1992.The K-MAX® is well suited to a variety of missions and applications, including: The K-MAX® consistently delivers superior, reliable performance. The Germans did not place an order, but the United States Army placed an initial order for six S-64A helicopters (with the designation YCH-54A Tarhe).The Aircrane can be fitted with a 2,650-gallon (~10,000 litre) fixed retardant tank to assist in the control of bush fires, and it has proved itself admirably in this role.Erickson is manufacturing new S-64s, as well as remanufacturing existing CH-54s.Erickson gives each of its S-64s an individual name, the best-known being "Elvis", used in fighting fires in Australia alongside "The Incredible Hulk" and "Isabelle".

The prototype S-64 first flew on and was followed by two further examples for evaluation by the German armed forces.The S-64 Aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the Erickson Air-Crane company.Other operators, such as Siller Brothers, have followed with their Sikorsky S-64E, Andy's Pride.The Sikorsky S-64 was designed as an enlarged version of the prototype flying crane helicopter, the Sikorsky S-60.Those in the Erickson Air-Crane fleet are leased worldwide to organizations, companies, and Federal Government agencies for either short-term or longer term use in fire suppression, civil protection, heavy lift construction, and timber harvesting.