S-64 Aircrane

ICAO aircraft code S64
Manufacturer Sikorsky Helicopter
Country United States

The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter, and the biggest helicopter aerial crane.

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S-64 Aircrane specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
S64
Manufacturer
Sikorsky Helicopter
Manufactured
1962 - current
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine
Twin Pratt & Whitney JFTD12-4A (T73-P-1) turboshaft engines, 4,500 shp (3,400 kW)
Range
370 km (230 mi, 200 nmi)
Service Ceiling
3,200 m (10,600 ft)
Rate of Climb
1,330 ft/min (6.8 m/s)

Weight & dimensions

Capacity
5 passengers/9,100 kg (20,000 lb)
Length
21.41 m (70 ft 3 in)
Height
5.66 m (18 ft 7 in)
Rotor diameter
21.95 (72 ft 0 in)
Max take-off weight
19,051 (42,000 lb)

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About the S-64 Aircrane

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.

Did you know?

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.

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