14-Mar-2014 Source: Erickson
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, 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 had signed a new contract with Hunt Oil Exploration and Production Company of Peru, L.L.C., Sucursal de Peru (“Hunt Oil”).
Udo Rieder, Erickson’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This new, significant contract is an excellent example of our strategy to leverage our acquisitions to provide comprehensive airlift solutions. We continue to see a great deal of opportunity throughout South America. We are excited to demonstrate the value of our aerial services platform, which incorporates heavy-, medium-, and light-lift capabilities to support a wide variety of missions.”
The four-year deal consists of two years with two optional one-year extensions. Beginning in April of 2014, Erickson is to provide helicopter services in support of Hunt Oil’s operations in Peru. Hunt Oil, one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in the world, is an industry leader in upstream oil and gas initiatives.
Operating out of Puerto Maldonado and Cuzco, Erickson will provide a combination of S-64F and Bell 214ST helicopters and their associated services to support the construction and day-to-day operations of Hunt Oil in Peru. This will include external load transport of drilling equipment with the S-64F and passenger and cargo transport with the Bell 214ST.
About Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated
Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers. Erickson currently operates a diverse fleet of 90 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. Erickson 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 S-64 Aircrane and other aircraft.
Founded in 1971, Erickson 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 .