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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A break from flying stuff, how about this, an Alfa Typo 33 Racer. Came to visit us for a photoshoot. Quite a thing.. https://t.co/bxPKKcffxu

24th January 2020

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21st January 2020

This one we’ll call studio ready too. It’s off. #ukfilm #bell206 #filmproduction https://t.co/9M3HNF1qrZ

21st January 2020

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21st January 2020

Talking of paint. The 109 has also been in the shop and is getting a new coat of paint as we speak. Going to look pretty mean... #ukfilm #augusta109 https://t.co/RJlyObMR0l

20th January 2020

Jetty has made good progress. New skids, sliding door removed and new instrument panel fitted. Tomorrow it gets a coat of paint then it’s off to the studios.. #ukfilm #jetranger #propbuild https://t.co/DsZdLh7jis

20th January 2020

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17th January 2020

RT @1917FilmUK: Discover how Sam Mendes and the creators of #1917Film planned out one of the many intense moments from the critically accla…

16th January 2020

New helicopter for the workshop. You can’t beat a good old Jetty! #ukfilm #bell206 #jetranger #avgeek https://t.co/HJ6K8dhWiH

10th January 2020

Quite a redress of the hangar for our Challenger jet wreckage. If you’re planning a plane crash of your own then give us a call. No one crashes a plane better than us! #SilentWitness #ukfilm https://t.co/Xf1Ih6J50y

8th January 2020

RT @BBCOne: Even in the devastation of a plane crash, miracles can happen. #SilentWitness | 9pm | @BBCOne & @BBCiPlayer https://t.co/Bz3nc…

8th January 2020

From Christmas Eve with Holly to New Years Day with the Dr and a couple of points in between, so pleased we were part of your festive entertainment! Sets you love, giving you the shots you want! #ukfilm https://t.co/nnX5GUY6lO

2nd January 2020

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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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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