The development of the S-76 began in the mid-1970s with the design goal of providing a medium helicopter for corporate transportation and the oil drilling industry. Sikorsky’s design work on the UH-60 Black Hawk was utilized in the development of the S-76. It was the first Sikorsky helicopter designed purely for commercial rather than military use. The prototype first flew on March 13, 1977. In 1982, this model set class records for range, climb, speed and ceiling. The S-76 Mk II was introduced in 1982 and the S-76B in 1987, with its top speed of 155 kn (287 km/h) at sea level. Over 500 S-76s had been delivered by early 2001. Pretty much the top of the tree when it comes to luxury VIP helicopters, the Queen even has one.

We can find numerous examples available for hire in the UK in various schemes. The one featured here was for the Feature Film “London Has Fallen”. We had to land it in the courtyard of Somerset House in Central London. Paperwork paperwork paperwork but it got done. Then those sneaky VFX bods painted a Blackhawk over it. Heyho.

If you’d like one for an upcoming project then give us a call.

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17th July 2019

It’s heavy engineering as we modify and upgrade our popular mobile Airliner film set. So you nag the team to please wear appropriate head gear for the job. Apparently it was Ascot week.. #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/FqK5itgboC

17th July 2019

Enjoyed working on this one, I suspect it’ll be a blast... https://twitter.com/universaluk/status/1146771956458557445

13th July 2019

RT @Hoddy1982: One of the craziest take offs Iv ever seen https://t.co/EKUYJACo5x

10th July 2019

If you like a bit of C130 action. We looked after this one a few weeks ago in the rain of Southern California. #filmproduction #washablepaint #temporaryaircraftpaint #c130 Hyundai VENUE : Urban Vibes https://youtu.be/xHp0R14_sRY via @YouTube https://t.co/dXhfa5m6sn

10th July 2019

When the Airbus A320 film set looks better than the real thing.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #airbusa320 https://t.co/6MvmBbCcTe

8th July 2019

RT @SEREF737: Eurocopter Tiger.🚁 https://t.co/yWneQCFu2Y

6th July 2019

RT @TheFigen: 👌👌👌 https://t.co/0B02oNjcz1

5th July 2019

Sausage or fish? Business Class dining Shoot Aviation style.. #FridayFeeling https://t.co/m5rQsnLcYy

5th July 2019

BBQ at an old mates house. England in the summertime surely must be the best place in the world. Such a crushing shame about the 361 days either side of that summer... #ukflying #alouette #bbq #summerfun https://t.co/fUESMdEpam

3rd July 2019

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon