After decades of real-world experience and analysis, the Nomad group believes the Sikorsky S-61A and the AS 332 Super Puma family represent the safest, most reliable and cost effective heavy-lift solutions available.

These aircraft have an enviable record of performance and reliability across all aspects of helicopter operations. Coupled with enhanced performance modifications, they remain more capable in terms of range, payload, efficiency and reliability than any of their equivalent competitors.

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Aircraft specifications and performance

Sikorsky S-61A

Maximum Gross Weight: 22,000 lbs (9,981 kilograms)
Maximum Hook Weight: 11,000 pounds (4,990 kilograms)
Range, Standard: 220 nautical miles (407 kilometers) (30 minute reserve)
Engines: 2 x GE CT 58-140-1 Turbines (1,500 shaft-horsepower at min. spec)
Fuel Consumption (Jet A): 170 gallons (643 liters) per hour
Cruise Speed: 120 knots (222 km/h)

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Airbus AS 332 C1 & L1

Maximum Gross Weight: 20,600 lbs (9,350 kilograms)
Maximum Hook Weight: 9,920 lbs (4,500 kilograms)
Range, Standard: 420 nautical miles (777 kilometers) (30 minute reserve)
Engines: 2 x Safran Makila 1A1 Turbines (1877 shaft-horsepower at min spec)
Fuel Consumption (Jet A): 163 gallons (620 liters) per hour
Cruise Speed: 130 knots (240 km/h)

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