The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter, and the biggest helicopter aerial crane.
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The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter, and the biggest helicopter aerial crane. It was developed from the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, the civilian variant of the CH-54 Tarhe, once the world’s largest helicopter. In 1992, Erickson Air-Crane bought the manufacturing rights to the S-64 Skycrane. Currently, the company is producing S-64 Aircranes for companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations. The S-64 Aircrane is presently the biggest helicopter in the world used extensively by fire fighting services around the globe to control bushfires. It is also used for logging activities and heavy lift construction.
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Each S-64 Aircrane has an individual name. Famous examples are the Australian firefighting Aircanes christened “Elvis,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Isabelle.” The S-64E seen in popular media images lifting the Ontario CN Tower into place is nicknamed “Olga.”
The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is one of the biggest helicopters in the world.