INAER Spain to operate nine firefighting helicopters in Extremadura

INAER Spain to operate nine firefighting helicopters in Extremadura 26 Nov, 13, Source: INAER

INAER Spain, global leader in emergency services, has been awarded a new contract to operate aerial firefighting services in the Region of Extremadura after the local Government issued a public tender. The company will provide fire fighting, surveillance and coordination services.

Under the terms of the new contract, INAER Spain will operate nine helicopters,  including a coordinating aircraft as well as a Kamov helicopter based in Manchita (Badajoz). The remaining aircraft will be based at Herrera del Duque and Calera de León in the province of Badajoz and Jarandilla de la Vera, Guadalupe, Hoyos, Serradilla and Valencia de Alcántara in the province of Cáceres. In recent years, the Government of Extremadura has been building new bases for the aircraft which include state-of-the-art infrastructure. INAER Spain has provided firefighting services in Extremadura for the past 20 years.
About INAER (www.inaer.com)
INAER is Spain’s leading provider of aerial emergency and aircraft minatenance servies, specialising in mission critical operations such as medical emergencies, civil defense, sea and mountain seach and rescue, coastal and fishing surveillance, firefighting, training and aircraft maintenance.
INAER is part of the Avincis Group, a global leader in aerial emegency services. The  group’s main goals are to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe aerial transport for personnel and high value goods. Avincis’ various operating companies opérate a fleet of approximately 350 aircraft throughtout Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile, Peru and the United Kingdom.
In 2012, Avincis completed 108,500 flight hours and carried out 50,600 medical emergency missions, succesfully tackled 7,800 forest fires, rescued 8,600 people and transported 175,900 oil and gas workers.

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