Sikorsky has received long-awaited FAA type certification for the S-76D, the latest version of its twin-turbine intermediate helicopter. The first completed aircraft is scheduled for delivery to a Middle East VIP customer in the first quarter of 2013. Originally planned for 2008, certification was hit by a series of delays, most recently in June when flight testing was halted by the discovery of cracks in structure in the engine bay. The S-76D has Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S ...

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