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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 supervisors support federal helicopter regulation

LA County supervisors support federal helicopter regulation

The Board of Supervisors today supported federal legislation to limit low-flying helicopters and cut down on noise from news and tour choppers in Los Angeles County. (see full story)

Source: Studio City Patch, 18-Nov-11

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Donaldson inlet barrier filters keep LA Fire Dept AW139s ready for service

Donaldson inlet barrier filters keep LA Fire Dept AW139s ready for service

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is helping the Air Operations Section of the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) meet the Department’s creed, “serving with courage, integrity and pride.” Donaldson has provided Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for the Section’s newest in-service rotorcraft, two AgustaWestland 139 twin-engine medium helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 12-Apr-11

Up to 14 new AS350s for LA County Sheriff

Up to 14 new AS350s for LA County Sheriff

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today authorized the Sheriff’s Dept to buy as many as 14 new helicopters at a cost of about $56.7M.  The LASD Aviation Bureau has a replacement policy of “7,000 airframe hours or 7 years”

Source: Southern California Public Radio, 02-Jun-10

Private Aerial Firefighters Contributing To Los Angeles County Fire Containment

Aerial firefighting companies from as far away as Atlanta are working with ground forces to contain the devastating Station Fire still sweeping Los Angeles County. The fire has scorched more than157,220 acres or 246 square miles to date.

Source: Vertical, 09-Sep-09

Los Angeles Fire Department Orders A Third AW139

Los Angeles Fire Department Orders A Third AW139

AgustaWestland announced Thursday at the ALEA Conference that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has signed for a third AW139. This aircraft will join the two AW139s already in service performing critical aerial fire-fighting, medevac and search and rescue missions in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.

26-Jul-09

A Day in the Life of LACoFD Firefighter-Paramedics, Part 2

Source: Vertical, 15-Apr-09

Sikorsky Aircraft Honors the LA County Fire Dept for Distinguished Service with Firehawk(R) Helicopter

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Feb-09

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