C-GCHJ – Air Ambulance

C-GCHJ – a Helijet Sikorsky S-76C air ambulance on the helipad at St Joseph’s General Hospital, Comox B.C.

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The Helijet Sikorsky S76 is configured to to accommodate up to 2 stretcher patients and 4 medical attendants.  The aircraft is primarily used in patient transfers within a 100 mile radius of its Richmond base to or from hospitals, airports and/or on the scene calls.

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  • Manufacturer: Sikorsky
  • Model: S-76C
  • Serial: 760496
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Owner: Helijet International Inc
  • Crew: two
  • Capacity:
    • Pasenger: seats 12–13
    • Air Ambulance: 2 stretcher patients and 4 medical attendants
  • Length: 16.00 m from tip of main rotor to tip of tail rotor
  • Width: 3.05 m at horizontal stabilizer
  • Height: 4.42 m to tip of tail rotor
  • Empty weight: 3,177 kg in utility configuration
  • Gross weight: 5,307 kg
  • Fuel capacity: 1,064 liters, with 189 or 386 liters available in extra auxiliary tanks
  • Powerplant: 2 × 981 shp Turbomeca Arriel 1S1 turboshaft  
  • Main rotor diameter: 4× 13.41 m
  • Maximum speed: 287 km/h at maximum takeoff weight at sea level in standard atmospheric conditions
  • Cruise speed: 287 km/h maximum cruise speed is the same as maximum speed
  • Range: 761 km no reserves, at long-range cruise speed at 4,000 ft altitude
  • Service ceiling: 4,200 m
  • Avionics:
    • Honeywell four-tube EFIS and Collins Proline II avionics suite
    • Four-axis fully coupled autopilot
    • Integrated Instrument Display System (IIDS)
    • Honeywell ground proximity warning system
    • Honeywell Primus weather radar
    • Dual comm/nav radios
    • Automatic direction finder
    • Dual attitude and heading reference system and air data computers
    • Radio altimeter
    • Mode C transponder
    • Dual VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and Instrument landing system (ILS)
    • Distance measuring equipment
    • Cockpit voice recorder

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