19-Aug-2013 Source: Erickson Air-Crane
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated EAC +0.13% , a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has received a contract from Helicopter Transport Services (“HTS”) to perform modifications and upgrades on seven CH54B tail boom and pylon assemblies.
Udo Rieder, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “This contract with Helicopter Transport Services reflects Erickson’s ongoing commitment to leveraging our expertise to capture growth in the maintenance, repair and overhaul market. Erickson offers a unique, integrated solution that combines engineering, technical, manufacturing, supply chain and operational expertise.”
The total value of the contract is approximately $1.5 million, and advanced engineering and technical work is already underway. The Company noted that modifications and upgrades performed by Erickson will extend life limits on critical components.
About Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated is a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers. The Company currently operates a diverse fleet of 85 rotary-wing and fixed wing aircraft, including a fleet of 20 heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes. This fleet supports a wide and worldwide variety of government and commercial customers, across a broad range of aerial services, including critical supply and logistics for deployed military forces, humanitarian relief, firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction, and crewing. The Company also maintains a vertical manufacturing capability for the S-64 Aircrane, related components, and other aftermarket support and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the Aircrane and other aircraft.
Founded in 1971, Erickson Air-Crane is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and maintains facilities and operations in North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.ericksonaircrane.com.