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LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

Los Angeles County and Helicopter Support Inc. have agreed on a $4.2 million contract for the maintenance and repair of the county’s firefighting Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters. The contract will ensure that the county has readily available emergency response, reports Signals CV.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-18

LA County Fire Dept orders two new Fire Hawks

LA County Fire Dept orders two new Fire Hawks

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopter makes a water drop in support of firefighters on the ground. Photo by Douglas Morrison. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Internal Services Department to proceed with the acquisition of two Sikorsky S70i… Read more »

Source: LA County Fire Department, 24-Jul-17

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Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is working with Firehawk Helicopters to test and certify a Conformal Auxiliary Fuel System (CAFS) for installation on commercial Sikorsky S-70 helicopters.  Firehawk is currently flight testing the aircraft, and certification is expected by the end of 2016. A BHI Squared… Read more »

Source: Robertson, 29-Feb-16

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. “The addition of these helicopters to our aviation fleet will increase our ability to respond quickly and aggressively to fight wildfires and protect lives and property,” said Tidwell. “We will continue to mobilize our firefighting… Read more »

Source: US Forest Service, 25-Jun-12