Sikorsky S-61L/N
Sikorsky - S-61L/N - 1960 - США
Страна: США
Год: 1960

Twin-turbine all-weather helicopter airliner
Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Sikorsky S-61L and S-61N (USA)

   Although basically similar to the S-61A and B, the S-61L and N commercial transports incorporate a number of changes, including a longer fuselage. The S-61L is the non-amphibious configuration with a modified landing gear, rotor head and stabiliser. Accommodation is for up to 30 passengers. First flight of the prototype S-61L was made on 6 December 1960. Production has been completed.
   The S-61N is similar to the S-61L, but with a sealed hull for amphibious operation and stabilising floats as on the SH-3. Accommodation is provided for 26-28 passengers. The prototype was first flown on 7 August 1962. It is now available also in Mark II form with General Electric CT58-140-1 or -2 turboshaft engines (earlier aircraft have 1,007 kW; 1,350 shp engines), enabling it to carry 22 passengers on an 86°F (30°C) day, compared with the former 10. This version is in production.
   The Payloader is a stripped-down version of the S-61N, weighing nearly 907 kg (2,000 lb) less than the standard version but capable of lifting a payload of more than 4,990 kg (11,000 lb). It is intended for logging, general construction, powerline installation and similar operations. Sponsons are replaced by a fixed main-wheel landing gear.
   On 6 October 1964 the S-61L and S-61N became the first transport helicopters to receive FAA approval for IFR operations. A total of 116 commercial S-61s had been delivered by 8 June 1979.
   Data (S-61N Mk II): Engines two 1,118 kW (1,500 shp) General Electric CT58-140-1/2 turboshafts Main rotor diameter 18.9 m (62 ft 0 in) Length overall 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in) Max T-O weight 9,980 kg (22,000 lb) Max cruising speed 241 km/h (150 mph) Range (standard tanks) 453 km (282 miles)
The three S-61Ns operated by SFO Helicopter were N307Y, as seen here in the company’s 1960s colour scheme, N317Y (which later became G-BEID in the UK, and ditched in the North Sea in 1988) and N4606G.
In 1976 S-61N N307Y (c/n 61-222) was put into an eye-catching yellow and black colour scheme with a friendly face, in line with SFO Helicopter’s “Beeline” promotional campaign, which used the bee motif at RIGHT. By December 1976, however, SFO Helicopter had collapsed and N307Y was sold to British Airways Helicopters to become G-BEIC. It later went to Canada and was reportedly still working in Afghanistan in 2013 as N804AR.
1 марта 1962 года компания "Los Angeles Airways" первой в мире приступила к эксплуатации пассажирских вертолетов с двумя ТВаД.
Компания "BEA Вертолеты" использовала S-61N как для пассажирских перевозок (в том числе и на островах Силли), так и для снабжения буровых платформ в Северном море. В 1986 году этот бизнес компании был продан предпринимателю Роберту Максвеллу.
Южноафриканская "Court Line" приобрела несколько S-61N для решения транспортных задач, в том числе и обслуживания буровых платформ. Два из них были сданы в аренду "Hummingbird Вертолеты" с Мальдивов.
The Court Line uses several S-61Ns for contract flying in South Africa.
Sikorsky S-61Ns, OY-HAH Tuluqaq - one of four of the type which Greenlandair uses primarily for linking airports to surrounding settlements.
With Just two helicopters, British International operates up to 26 flights per day when required (the equivalent of three Boeing 747s) between Penzance and St Mary’s, Scilly Isles and because of the runway limitations at both ends of the service, the operator has proved that rotorcraft can certainly increase airport capacity.
Irish Helicopters' S-61N EI-CTK, which was previously operated by KLM Helicopters as PH-NZD, is based at Donegal
Компания "Carson Вертолеты" является одним из крупнейших гражданских операторов S-61, используя как обычные S-61N (на фотографии), так и конвертированные HH-3 и SH-3. Вертолеты компании базируются в Перкаси, Пенсильвания, и Грант-Пассе, Орегон.
Sikorsky S-61N эксплуатируются в основном в Северном море в районе Норфолка и Шетландских островов. Парк "Bristow" насчитывает восемь S-61N.
Вертолет S-61 стал настоящей "рабочей лошадкой" Северного моря, доставляя нефтяников на буровые платформы. Компании "Bristow" (фото) и "KLM Вертолеты" используют для этих целей машины, оснащенные метео-РЛС.
Характеристики SA 330J позволяют эксплуатировать вертолет в условиях жары, BHL использует эти вертолеты на Дальнем Востоке и в Австралии.
Вертолет S-61 стал настоящей "рабочей лошадкой" Северного моря, доставляя нефтяников на буровые платформы. Компании "Bristow" и "KLM Вертолеты" (фото) используют для этих целей машины, оснащенные метео-РЛС.
"Bristow Вертолеты" использовала отряд поисково-спасательных S-61N в интересах Береговой охраны Британии до июля 2007 года. Эти машины базировались в Ли-он-Солент, Портсмуте, Самбурге и Сторновэйе.
Sikorsky S-61N G-BIMU, one of the two last S-61s operated by Bristow Helicopters, seen on approach to Den Helder Airport. It was based in the Netherlands as a dedicated SAR helicopter for almost six years, operating alongside G-BPWB in recent years.
В Британии тесное взаимодействие между экипажами вертолетов и спасательных судов позволяет очень быстро доставлять тяжелораненых в госпитали по воздуху, экономя драгоценное время. На снимке: вертолет S-61N Mk II британской Береговой охраны взаимодействует со спасательным катером типа "Arun".
Night time trials during the last Australian wild fire season were carried out in conjunction with Coulson Aircrane using a Sikorsky S-61.
6 декабря 1960г. В воздух впервые поднялся гражданский транспортный вертолет Sikorsky S-61L, заказанный компанией "Chicago Helicopter Airlines".
При проектировании S-61L огромное внимание уделено комфорту пассажиров. Салон имел окна большой площади, обеспечивавшие пассажирам хороший обзор. На фотографии - S-61L в полете над Бриджпортом.
В апреле 1964 года авиакомпания "New York Airways" получила три S-61N от "United Aircraft Corporation", куда входила компания "Sikorsky". Изначально вертолеты использовались для перевозок пассажиров на всемирную выставку в Нью-Йорке с крыши здания портовой администрации Нью-Йорка, а затем перевозили пассажиров от здания "Pan Am" на Манхэттене в аэропорт им. Джона Ф. Кеннеди.
Sikorsky S-61L assembled in Japan by Mitsubishi
Acquired in 1973 as CF-DOH, this Sikorsky S-61N has since been repainted in the current scheme, with the restyled registration C-FDOH.
Sikorsky S-61N of the Canadian Ministry of Transport, used to airlift men and supplies to coastal lighthouses
Used by the Canadian Coast Guard, this S-61N has full amphibious capability and special air-sea rescue provisions. Visible in this picture is the long-span, strutted tailplane used on certain versions of the S-61.
New addition to the fleet of Wiking Helikopter Service G.m.b.H., based at Mariensiel, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, is this Norwegian-registered Sikorsky S-61N, LN-OQM. It joins an ex-All Nippon Airways S-61N and a Bell 212. Wiking, who carry out oil-rig support work in the German sector of the North Sea, were formed in 1975 by Helikopter Service A/S of Norway and Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel G.m.b.H. of Germany.
Sikorsky S-61N twin-turbine amphibious transport helicopter operated by Helikopter Service of Norway
A Sea King lifting Britten Norman Islander G-BFCX of Loganair out of trouble.
Sikorsky S-61N amphibious commercial transport helicopter in the insignia of Pakistan International Airlines
Sikorsky S-61N amphibious commercial transport helicopter in the insignia of British European Airways
Sikorsky S-61N.
Mainstay of the current British Airways helicopter fleet is the Sikorsky S-61.
British Airways' S-61N, G-BEWL, at Newcastle 5/8/77 during delivery Gatwick-Dyce;
Sikorsky S-61N G-BBHM of Bristow Helicopters departed Aberdeen on 16th December '91 on a delivery flight to the Maldives which would take approximately two weeks. The aircraft leased to Hummingbird would take up its new marks when it arrived in the Maldives. The delivery flight was a distance of 6,201 nm, its routing was: Aberdeen - Redhill - Gatwick - Lyon - Bastia - Naples - Kerkyra - Heraklion - Alexandria - Luxor - Jeddah - Riyadh - Dhahran - Dubai - Muscat (SEEB) - Turbat - Karachi - Ahmadabad - Bombay - Mangalore - Trivandrum - Male (VRMM).
S-61N G-ASNM из "British European Airways Вертолеты" демонстрирует возможность эксплуатации с воды на линии Лэндз Энд - острова Силли.
Sikorsky S-61N, G-BBHL in new style Bristow livery at Dyce in January 1974.
Sikorsky S-61N N9119Z was previously G-BAKA and is seen at Sumburgh 4/11/87. It is one of ten former Bristow and BAH machines acquired in part exchange by Aerospatiale in 1983 against AS.332L Super Pumas. All have now been sold in the United States after several years storage at Sumburgh
Pictured at Sumburgh, Shetland, by Kim Bensonare, left to right: S33LL, Super Tiger G-TIGH based at Sumburgh for Shell offshore flights; two Sk61s BIH, G-BCEA and G-ATBJ and a Beech 200 LN-MOA oil flight on its way to Alasund, Norway.
Types in the KLM Helikopters fleet (l. to r.): Sikorsky S-58T PH-NZE; Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BO 105D PH-NZH; Sikorsky S-61N PH-NZA
The SFO fleet was given a makeover in the early 1970s, acquiring a tasteful new colour scheme of dark blue upper surfaces and a red cheat line separated by a narrow white line running the length of the fuselage to the tail rotor, with a predominantly white lower fuselage and dark blue hull, as seen in this 1974 photograph at SFO.
With the double-deck elevated Embarcadero Freeway as a backdrop, S-62 N307Y hovers above the Downtown San Francisco Heliport landing pad, with the terminal building behind, in April 1969. The Embarcadero Freeway was later damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 and was subsequently torn down in 1991.
With the city’s distinctive Bay Bridge in the background, a pair of businessmen watch one of SFO Helicopter’s S-61Ns depart the Downtown San Francisco Heliport in 1968.
S-61L первым в мире стал выполнять пассажирские перевозки на регулярной основе. Два двигателя повышали безопасность полетов, вертолет вмещал 28 пассажиров.
The hulk of Helicsa Sikorsky S-61N EC-FJJ is lifted by crane at the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on July 8, 2006 following its fatal ditching north of Tenerife earlier that day.
Some of the many variants of the Sikorsky S-61 family.
A three-view drawing of the Agusta AS-61N1, the new version of the S-61 that is being put back into production in Italy. Whereas the US-built S-61L and S-61N commercial helicopters had a longer fuselage than the basic military model, the AS-61N1 is using the short fuselage - the difference being 50 in (1,27 m) - combined with the larger sponsons of the S-61N. Max weight will be 21.000 lb (9526 kg), and reduced empty weight will provide a 15 per cent increase in payload/range. Agusta plans to fly the first AS-61N1 in the third quarter of 1983, and may adopt the General Electric CT7 to power later versions.