The S-61 is a dependable multi-mission aircraft with an outstanding history record of reliability. The versatile platform of the S-61 can easily be configured to meet a wide variety of applications.
Length: 58 ft. 11 in. (17.96 m)
Height: 17 ft. 6 in. (5.13 m)
Rotor Diameter: 62 ft. (18.9 m)
Maximum Gross Weight: 22,000 lbs with STC SH5125NM
Maximum Speed VNE: 131 KIAS
Maximum Ceiling: 12,000 ft., DA @Takeoff and Landing -14,000 DA Enroute
Range: 430 NM + 30 minute reserve
Maximum External Lift Capacity: 10,000 lbs.
Transmission towers and poles
Rooftop and HVAC equipment
Remote site “general delivery” for construction equipment including tractors, excavators, skid steer units and materials
Ski lift towers and equipment
Cell tower sections and components
The S-61 is also capable of transporting internal cargo and passengers.
Aerial Fire Suppression
Aerial Timber Harvesting
7 - Sikorsky S-61 N (Standard Category)
3 - Sikorsky S-61 A (Restricted Category)
3 - CROMAN SH-3H (Restricted Category)
3 - Bell 206B III Jet Rangers
We currently operate a mix of twelve Standard and Restricted Category Sikorsky S-61 series helicopters and three Bell 206B III Jet Rangers. The helicopters can be equipped for a variety of missions including internal / external fire tank systems, buckets, longlines, specialty hook systems, and grapples for versatility and efficiency in placement of loads.
Our helicopter fleet operations are authorized under the provisions of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 133 External Load operations, Part 135 On-Demand Charter operations and Part 137 Agricultural Aircraft operations. Operations include aircraft charter, government contracting, external load precision placement, power-line construction, firefighting, aerial timber harvesting, external cargo delivery and many other specialty projects.
Croman has been approved by the Department of Defense Air Mobility Command (AMC) Commercial Airlift Review Board as a United States Department of Defense (DOD) Air Transportation Program Air Carrier since 2009.