Bristow Group has taken delivery of the first two Sikorsky S-76Ds, configured for offshore oil support, initially for services in the Gulf of Mexico. Delivery of the first VIP-configured helicopter is imminent, with emergency medical service (EMS) and search-and-rescue (SAR) variants to follow. The deliveries come nearly four years after the first flight and more than a year since the type was awarded its baseline FAA certification. The first two aircraft are part of an order for 26 ...

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