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United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today received a purchase order from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the acquisition of a new Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk aircraft, to be modified into FIREHAWK® firefighting configuration by United Rotorcraft. This aircraft will be the… Read more »
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.
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 »
LA County Fire Department, 24-Jul-17
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 »
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. â€œThe 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,â€ said Tidwell. â€œWe will continue to mobilize our firefighting… Read more »
US Forest Service, 25-Jun-12