Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has added its fifth Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft.

The new addition takes the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the north-east US.

The Sikorsky S-76, a medium-size commercial utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft, features twin turboshaft engines, four-bladed main and tail rotors and retractable landing gear.

The latest S-76 helicopter in AAG’s fleet is a modern Sikorsky executive-configured VIP helicopter, featuring spacious eight passenger luxury interior.

Based in Farmingdale, New York, the helicopter will supplement travel needs throughout the north-east from Boston and New York to Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

AAG currently has aircraft in Providence, Rhode Island; Farmingdale, New York; Teterboro, New Jersey; Dutchess County, New York; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AAG president Scott Ashton said: "With a total of nine helicopters, we are able to provide a full complement of aviation services, including supplemental lift for flight departments, charter through our Excalibur Card, and fractional ownership through the Sikorsky Shares programme."

AAG, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, offers helicopter charter, fractional ownership, and helicopter maintenance services from its New York, Teterboro, and Philadelphia installations.

Image: A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter. Photo: courtesy of Koalorka.