Certification of the long-awaited Sikorsky S-76D is on track for midyear with first deliveries in the third quarter, company President Jeff Pino confirms at the 2012 Heli-Expo event. Delayed by up to four years based on its original program targets, the S-76D effort has overcome several development issues including rotor lag, avionics problems and an engine redesign. “We are not going to deliver a helicopter without dealing with these,” says Pino. The issues included ...

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