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Firefighting Helicopters gifted to National Parks and Wildlife Service

Firefighting Helicopters gifted to National Parks and Wildlife Service

Two new firefighting helicopters have been given to the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This gift was due to a $6.6 million state government funding increase. These helicopters will be used for carrying heavy loads as well as being used in difficult to reach areas. The National Park employees cover a range of 135,000 hectares,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

Peruvian Fire-Fighters Look to Purchasing Mi-171s

Peruvian Fire-Fighters Look to Purchasing Mi-171s

The Peruvian Fire-Fighting Department has suggested that they might be considering purchasing Military Mi-171 multirole helicopters from Russian Helicopters. They gave high praise during the Peruvian international defence exhibition, SITDEF-2017. They expressed further interest in the high-altitude version of the Mi-171. Russian Helicopters has commented on this version, stating that it is distinguishable by its… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-17

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08-May-17 HL9414 Kamov Ka32 Samcheok, Korea (1F)

Helicopter struck wires and made an emergency landing into shallow water – but ended upright with little apparent damage from available press images.  However, one crew member knocked unconscious in the manoeuvre and later died in hospital from his injuries Civil registration HL9414, and also carries Korea Forest Service fleet code FP 608

08-May-17

02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was assisting the Florida Forest Service and Marion County Fire Rescue with active brush fires crashed while dipping a bucket for water in a lake.  Pilot is named in press reports as Sgt. John Rawls

02-May-17

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

On 27th March 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South)’s two Mi-172 helicopters bearing call signs VN-8427 and VN-8428 safely landed in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. This year is the second year that VNH South signed a wet lease contract with Komala Company (Indonesia) for supplying firefighting service for Indonesian Government. VNH South provides four Mi-172 with full… Read more »

Source: VNH, 19-Apr-17

Columbia Completes 1st Firefighting Season w/World’s Largest Tanks

With a lengthy and very destructive firefighting season under their belts, Columbia Helicopters has credited part of its overall success to its two Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters that were equipped with the world’s largest helicopter Fire Attack System (FAS) internal water tanks. During 2016’s fire season, seven of Columbia Helicopters’ aircraft logged nearly 1,500 hours,… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Lower House MP, Daw Myint Myint Soe has suggested using the Polish loan of €50 million to purchase a Russian made firefighting helicopter and still have enough funds to purchase 50 fire engines. A helicopter could easily get to a location regardless if there is a large traffic jam, which would be an issue for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

Ross Schmidt, Base Manager and pilot for Provincial Helicopters is happy with his move to Lloydminster. The company was building in Meadow Lake before the move, but ran into many difficulties with the cold temperatures there. Lloydminster is better suited for them, situated on the border provides more opportunities as well as being a better… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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Russian Helicopters promotes Mi-26 fire safety

Russian Helicopters promotes Mi-26 fire safety

Mi-26TS was bought by the Chinese company, Lectern Aviation Supplies, for the needs of Shandong, where there an active program aimed at the forest area preservation and increase is being implemented. After being delivered to China, the helicopter proceeded to complete operations involving fire fighting and the transportation of equipment and large-scale cargoes; it was… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Russian Hour at the Aerial Firefighting conference in Australia

Russian Hour at the Aerial Firefighting conference in Australia

The 3rd Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific international exhibition and conference will take place on 5 and 6 September in Australia, Adelaide. The “Russian Hour” is scheduled at the conference, a traditional event which gives a deeper insight on the Russian helicopter industry. The best Russian experts in aerial firefighting are to share the integral experience… Read more »

Source: HIA, 12-Sep-16

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100 layoffs at Erickson Air Crane

100 layoffs at Erickson Air Crane

Erickson Air Crane has been reported by WFTV to have laid off 100 workers this quarter in an attempt to settle financial difficulties. The company itself owes Wells Fargo $140 million. The company’s shares have already dropped from $2.19 per share down to $0.48. Erickson’s CEO has made a written statement saying that 10% of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

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The Importance of the Russian Aerial Firefighting Experience

The Importance of the Russian Aerial Firefighting Experience

On September 5 in the city of Adelaide, Australia, at the Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific international exhibition and conference the “Russian Hour” was held. This is a traditional event focused on giving a deeper insight on the Russian helicopter industry for the international community. This year’s “Russian Hour” topic was the “Russian experience in aerial… Read more »

Source: HIA, 08-Sep-16

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Best Russian professionals to share their experience at the Aerial Firefighting conference

Best Russian professionals to share their experience at the Aerial Firefighting conference

The 3rd Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific international exhibition and conference will take place on 5 and 6 September in Australia, Adelaide. The “Russian Hour” is scheduled at the conference, a traditional event which gives a deeper insight on the Russian helicopter industry. The best Russian experts in aerial firefighting are to share the integral experience… Read more »

Source: HIA, 05-Sep-16

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San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today unveiled the latest additions to its fire-preparedness toolkit for this year, which includes the return of the Erickson Skycrane “Sun Bird” for the seventh straight year. The helitanker, which holds a maximum of 2,650 gallons of water or fire suppressant and can get airborne in just 15 minutes, already helped… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 11-Aug-16

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Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd., have been awarded a two-year contract extension to provide wildland firefighting helicopter services in Australia. Kestrel Aviation, based in Victoria, Australia and Erickson have been awarded a multi-year extension for six S-64E Aircrane helicopters to be used throughout Australia… Read more »

09-Aug-16

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Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 on Monday, August 15, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Lancelot, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 05-Aug-16

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S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) are pleased to announce the first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64 Aircrane and CH-54 Skycrane. “As a legacy aircraft services provider, we are constantly seeking ways to innovate and improve upon existing platforms to ensure these aircraft stay competitive,” said Dale… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Jul-16

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PRISM Expands Sponsorship with Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission

PRISM Expands Sponsorship with Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission

PRISM, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, has expanded its sponsorship with the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) to include aerial firefighting and search & rescue. In September of 2014, PRISM entered into a sponsorship agreement with PSAAC, also known as the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. That agreement recognized PRISM’s support of PSAAC as… Read more »

Source: Argus, 21-Jul-16

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Australian distributor appointed for Helifire Monsoon Buckets

We are proud to announce that Rural Fire Service of New Zealand has appointed Australian Heliponents Pty Ltd of Queensland, Australia, as its exclusive Australian distributor of the full range of collapsible HELIFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets and HELiFOAM™ Class-A Foam Direct Injection Systems. “At Rural Fire Service we design and manufacture a range of reliable low… Read more »

Source: helifire1, 24-Jun-16

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Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

Erickson Inc. and the private equity company that controls it, have reportedly agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a shareholder’s class-action lawsuit, according to court documents researched by the Oregonian newspaper. The lawsuit was led by Edward Montgomery, an Erickson pilot and shareholder, after a significant drop in the Erickson share price after the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-16

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Erickson appoints CFO

Erickson appoints CFO

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today the appointment of airline finance veteran, David W. Lancelot, as Chief Financial Officer effective Monday, June 13, 2016. “Erickson is committed to improving the company’s financial position and increasing revenue,” said Jeff Roberts, President and CEO of Erickson Incorporated. “We will accomplish these… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 09-Jun-16

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Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters reported recently that they had added internal fire fighting tanks to its fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters this season, and now they have confirmed that their aircraft N471CH has fought its first fire in Minnesota. Working in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Chinook and crew fought a 100 acre fire and was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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AZ Guard aviators hone interagency wildfire response skills

AZ Guard aviators hone interagency wildfire response skills

Members of the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion participated in an annual training and certification course for wildfire response at the Papago Park Military Reservation May 4-5. At the completion of the 24-hour training course, 16 pilots and crew chiefs were certified to respond and assist with helicopter bucket operations, delivering water for aerial firefighting during… Read more »

Source: AZ National Guard, 09-May-16

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Erickson reports on FY2106 Q1 results

Erickson reports on FY2106 Q1 results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced first quarter 2016 financial results. “The first quarter was largely consistent with our expectations. Revenue for our services continues to be disappointing as we were unable to replace certain defense, and oil and gas contracts we… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-May-16

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Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q1 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q1 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Apr-16

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Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

With fire season rapidly approaching in the Western United States, Columbia Helicopters is prepared once again to assist in battling wildland fires. The Oregon-based company has five aircraft under contract with the U.S. Forest Service this season, and more helicopters could be made available if needed. “We have a long history of supporting Forest Service… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Apr-16

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Airbus H215 reaches end of US coast-to-coast demo tour

Airbus H215 reaches end of US coast-to-coast demo tour

Following the Heli-Expo trade show in Kentucky in early March, Airbus Helicopters took their H215 demonstrator from there on a tour across the US.  The series of flights naturally visited both current and prospective customers, and has concluded with the aircraft on static display at the Aerial Firefighting International in Sacramento, California. The three week… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-16

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Cal Fire to buy up to 12 helicopters

Cal Fire to buy up to 12 helicopters

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (better known as Cal Fire) has issued a solicitation to buy nine helicopters — about three a year for three years, with an option to spring for an even dozen.  See full story

Source: Fire Aviation, 30-Mar-16

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Kaman seeking Latin American firefighting opportunities for K-Max

Kaman seeking Latin American firefighting opportunities for K-Max

Kaman Corporation is aggressively pursuing sales of the K-MAX® helicopter to firefighting operators worldwide, and will be assessing the firefighting market in Latin America during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) (Stand C44) in Santiago, Chile, March 29 through April 1, 2016. “The K-MAX is extremely well regarded for aerial firefighting, and market indicators… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 29-Mar-16

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Erickson Chosen for Two Alaska Fire Suppression Contracts

Erickson Chosen for Two Alaska Fire Suppression Contracts

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce two exclusive-use contracts with the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources for wildfire suppression. Under the contracts, Erickson will provide two medium-lift helicopters; one based in Palmer and another in Fairbanks. The contracts are for one year, with four additional… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 27-Mar-16

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Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department today with Sikorsky Rescue Awards for five crew members involved with lifesaving efforts.  Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the awards to Battalion Chief Joel Harrison in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). In a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Aichi Prefecture for a Bell 412EPI configured for parapublic operations and used specifically for firefighting missions and disaster relief. “The selection of the Bell 412EPI will enhance Aichi’s capability and help ensure the safety and security of citizens throughout the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-16

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Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, continues to expand its expertise and talent with the appointment of leadership and sales personnel across its enterprise. The new appointments include: Rob Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Business Unit; Andy Mills, Vice President of Global Business Development; Gary Starr, Vice… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 23-Feb-16

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Heli-One completes on-site H225 support in South Korea

Heli-One completes on-site H225 support in South Korea

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, was selected by South Korea’s National 119 to provide a 12-month inspection for their Airbus H225 helicopter. National 119 is the primary provider of firefighting and rescue services in South Korea, flying a fleet of Airbus aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 23-Feb-16

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Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a number of contracts to supply seven Ka-32A11BC and two Mi-171 helicopters to China. The Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, will receive two Ka-31A11BC helicopters in firefighting version in 2016. Four more multirole Ka-32A11BCs will be supplied to Chinese company Jiangsu Baoli… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Feb-16

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MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 supported the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) in a fire fighting exercise aboard Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base, California, Feb. 11.  The Marines with VMM-165 flew out to Diamond Valley Lake on Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base in an MV-22B Osprey to perform bucket dips… Read more »

Source: USMC, 15-Feb-16

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Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 15-Feb-16

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Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation is officially the first Civilian owner and operator of a CH-46E Sea Knight.  Our long road began in March of 2014 when we bought four airframes from the GSA auction.  With many hurdles in our path and much help we finally received our completed Type Certificate in July of 2015 and have an… Read more »

Source: Sky Aviation, 18-Jan-16

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Third Aircrane to fight bushfires Victoria, Australia

Third Aircrane to fight bushfires Victoria, Australia

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been contracted through Australian partner Kestrel Aviation, for a third S64E Aircrane heli-tanker to support firefighting efforts in the State of Victoria, Australia. In total, Erickson has six Aircranes currently working in the country. “We are proud to help protect the lives and homes… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 13-Jan-16

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19-Dec-15 VH-NPS Airbus AS350B3 Glenbrook, Australia

Helicopter was conducting fire control work with one crewperson on board. The fire control work included use of a Bambi Bucket to drop water on the fires, slung under the helicopter by a 100 ft long-line. The pilot elected to land the helicopter at Glenbrook helipad to refuel. The helicopter landed with the bucket and… Read more »

19-Dec-15

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Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

The manager of Josephine County airports addressed concerns over a possible training site for Erickson, an aviation company which specializes in government services, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services such as firefighting, energy construction, timber harvesting, HVAC & specialty, and oil and gas. See Full Story

Source: KTVL, 09-Dec-15

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Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce a two-year service contract extension with the NSPA (NATO Support & Procurement Agency) and the Hellenic Fire Department (HFD) in Athens, Greece for aerial firefighting services. “We are privileged to support NATO and the Hellenic Fire Department for the protection of… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Dec-15

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Vietnam to buy two firefighting helicopters

Vietnam to buy two firefighting helicopters

Firefighting departments in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be equipped with two helicopters for aerial firefighting and rescue missions, according to a circular that will be in force at the beginning of next year.See full story.

Source: Tuoi Tre News, 27-Nov-15

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Chinese operator signs for for firefighting Kamov Ka32s

Chinese operator signs for for firefighting Kamov Ka32s

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China’s Jiangsu Baoli for delivery of 4 Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopters in 2016-2017. Once delivered to China, the Ka-32A11BC helicopters will be used in fire-fighting operations, as well as for patrols and supporting special operations. ‘These helicopters are successfully operated in China. This contract… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-Nov-15

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Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman has contracted with Chinese company Lectern Aviation Supplies to deliver two K-Max helicopters in 2017.  This will be the first time the K-Max has been operated in China, and both aircraft are expected to begin operations fighting fires for the China Department of Forestry. “This agreement with Lectern represents the continued growth of confidence… Read more »

Source: HeiHub.com, 24-Nov-15

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Avinco helps Mont Blanc Helicopteres acquire AS350B3 in record time

Avinco helps Mont Blanc Helicopteres acquire AS350B3 in record time

Mont Blanc Helicopters (MBH) recently closed the purchase of a fire fighting AS 350B3 with the crucial assistance of Avinco. Further to its recent appointment for a fire fighting mission in Corsica, Mont Blanc entrusted Avinco with rapidly securing the appropriate helicopter. Avinco successfully secured the machine within a record one-week lead-time, by providing full… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 11-Nov-15

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Erickson scores $60M in new and renewed contracts

Erickson scores $60M in new and renewed contracts

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce $60M in contract extensions, renewals and new wins awarded in the last 30 days. The new revenue, combined from the Government, Commercial and Manufacturing and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) business units, will be realized in the coming quarters. “Since the… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Nov-15

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Erickson appoints new Government Services VP

Erickson appoints new Government Services VP

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce Brian Pierson as Vice President of Government Services. In this role he will lead all worldwide Government Aviation Services functions. “Erickson has nearly 50 years of expertise in serving defense, military, emergency response and humanitarian efforts,” said Jeff Roberts, CEO and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Nov-15

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Erickson Announces Date for FY 2015 Q3 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY 2015 Q3 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 on Thursday, November 5, 2015 after the market closes. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 27-Oct-15

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HSC to repair helicopters for South Korea’s Forest Dept

HSC to repair helicopters for South Korea’s Forest Dept

Helicopter Service Company (HSC) has entered into a contract with Russian Helicopters and South Korea’s Department of Forest Aviation to repair four of the South Korean operator’s Ka-32T helicopters. According to the contract, the restorations aim to increase resources so as to extend the flight times of the helicopters to 2000 hours, with a 10… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Oct-15

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Russian Helicopters discusses cooperation with LG International

Russian Helicopters discusses cooperation with LG International

A delegation from Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will visit South Korea on 19-20 October as part of its contract for overhaul of Ka-32 helicopters operated by Korea’s Forest Aviation Headquarters. The delegation will meet with the management team of LG International, visit the technical centre at Jeonju and discuss prospects for cooperation… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Oct-15

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HAI examines 2015 US Fire Season

HAI examines 2015 US Fire Season

For the first time since 2003, the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, held a hearing specifically focused on the fire season and the costs which continue to consume the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) budget. USFS Chief Tom Tidwell, describing 2015’s historic fire season, told lawmakers it was “hotter, dryer, and 78… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Oct-15

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Erickson announces four appointments in sales and business development

Erickson announces four appointments in sales and business development

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) hired several new additions in senior leadership to complement its business development and sales capabilities. Joining Erickson as Senior Director of Sales for the company’s Government Aviation Services is Richard “Trey” Williams. William “Will” Fulton is the new Senior Director of Sales for Commercial Aviation Services. Tony Lustig has been hired as… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 15-Oct-15

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Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q3 Earnings

Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q3 Earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its third quarter 2015 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, October 29, 2015, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Friday, October 30, 2015. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (866) 291-5954 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 14-Oct-15

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Cal Fire installs water tank high up in Summit Hills

Cal Fire installs water tank high up in Summit Hills

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County has installed a 5,500-gallon helicopter dip tank west of Atascadero in the Summit Hills area. See Full Story

Source: The Tribune, 13-Oct-15

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Russian Helicopters to maintain Korean Ka32 engines

Russian Helicopters to maintain Korean Ka32 engines

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has welcomed a delegation from South Korea’s Civil Aviation Authority and Heli Korea to its Aviation Repair Plant No. 150. Following the visit the South Korean side extended a certificate for maintenance of Ka-32 helicopter engines. Russian Helicopters will therefore continue to provide maintenance of TV3-117 engines, VR-252… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Oct-15

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Copilot sees snake under foot pedals in flight

Copilot sees snake under foot pedals in flight

No, this is not a movie. It happened for real on the Kettle Complex of fires in Washington August 27, 2015.See Full Story

Source: Fire Aviation, 30-Sep-15

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Drone wildfire bill lands on California governor’s desk

Drone wildfire bill lands on California governor’s desk

Following an explosive summer in which drones repeatedly got in the way of pilots fighting wildfires and nearly slammed into a medical helicopter, a bill taking aim at them soared through Sacramento late Friday on the final, marathon day of the 2015 legislative session. See Full Story

Source: The Press Enterprise, 17-Sep-15

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No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

A federal review found that Montana has a safe aviation program, but it is unlikely the state’s five firefighting helicopters will be used to respond to blazes on U.S. Forest Service lands this year, officials said Friday. See Full Story

Source: The Washington Times, 17-Sep-15

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Erickson makes two more key appointments

Erickson makes two more key appointments

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) is pleased to announce that Jason Johnson has joined the company as Senior Director of Sales for the company’s Manufacturing and MRO Business Unit. In addition to Mr. Johnson, Scott Cook has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development for the Americas Region. In his role as head of Sales… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 14-Sep-15

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Three Ka32s to be delivered to China

Three Ka32s to be delivered to China

Russian Helicopters (part of the State Corporation Rostec) will supply to China by the end of 2015. 3 Ka-32A11BC. The Ka-32A11BC will be used in China for firefighting, as well as patrols and support special operations. Ka-32A11BC ideal for highly urbanized cities in China and its climatic features. Helicopter effectively performs work in dense urban areas,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract

Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul and the surrounding areas of Turkey. The agreement calls for the use of one specialized S-64E Aircrane to assist with regional… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 28-Aug-15

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Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

A private contractor has been part the firefighting effort in Northwest Montana attacking fires from above. See Full Story

Source: Daily Inter Lake, 26-Aug-15

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Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

CAL FIRE is beefing up their aerial firefighting fleet with a newly stationed “stage one,” or large, chopper at the Chico Municipal Airport. See Full Story

Source: KRCR News, 25-Aug-15

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Jakarta to buy helicopters to fight fires

Jakarta to buy helicopters to fight fires

The city administration plans to buy helicopters to help the Jakarta Fire Department fight fires in the capital. See Full Story

Source: Jakarta Post, 25-Aug-15

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21-Aug-15 I-GBVD Airbus AS350B3 Arzana, Italy

During fire fighting activities, the helicopter, equipped with bambi bucket, immediately after the first water drop experienced control problems. Trying an emergency landing in a nearby area 1 km away, the helicopter in the final phase of the flight, started an abrupt spin and crashed.  Helicopter was on contract to Forest Service of Sardinia. Only… Read more »

21-Aug-15

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19-Aug-15 N1043T Sikorsky S61 Ironside, US-Oregon

The commercial pilot reported that shortly after picking up a bucket of water from a pond he gained airspeed and initiated a climbing left turn back towards the fire. As the helicopter started to climb, he heard a drop in RPM and the helicopter lost power. He attempted to continue the climb; however, the helicopter… Read more »

19-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15 N120LA Bell 412EP Whittier, US-California

Emergency landing in a cemetery, during which the main blades sliced the tail boom off.  Helicopter substantially damaged but remained on its skids

15-Aug-15

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SDG&E Brings Back The Skycrane To Bolster Regional Fire Suppression

SDG&E Brings Back The Skycrane To Bolster Regional Fire Suppression

Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it has renewed agreements to make a heavy-lift helicopter available to support fire-fighting efforts again this fall. The Erickson Skycrane helitanker has the capacity to carry and drop more than 2,500 gallons of water and can be in the air within 20 minutes to assist with fire… Read more »

Source: SDGE, 14-Aug-15

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Erickson to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

Erickson to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

Erickson Incorporated NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it will present at the Canaccord 35th Annual Growth Conference. Jeff Roberts, President and CEO and Eric Struik, Vice President and CFO are scheduled to present on August 13th at 12:00p.m., from the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. About Erickson… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 13-Aug-15

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Erickson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Erickson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading provider of aviation services and products to a worldwide mix of commercial and government customers, today announced second quarter 2015 financial results. Jeff Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “Our second quarter results were below expectations as a result of challenges in the… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-Aug-15

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08-Aug-15 CS-HIA Airbus AS350B3 Lapa, Portugal

Positioning flight back to base at low level when it crashed and was written off

08-Aug-15

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05-Aug-15 N43792 MD Helicopters 500E Whitefish, US-Montana

Crashed into Beaver Lake while picking up water to fight a fire

05-Aug-15

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Erickson Announces Enhanced Aircrane Modifications

Erickson Announces Enhanced Aircrane Modifications

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce newly designed and certified enhancements for the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots. As part of a continuous improvement initiative, the company has installed and certified FAA mandated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT (transmit) systems, which are ADS-B… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Aug-15

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