Firehawk Helicopters

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

26-Mar-2021Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The aircraft, owned by Firehawk Helicopters (Firehawk) with a base also in Boise, will be used for firefighting. “This certification is essential... Read more

New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

27-Sep-2019Source: VC Star

The Ventura County Air Unit got a big upgrade recently with the arrival of its first new helicopter in years. The 2007 Firehawk, dubbed “Copter 2,” is one of three Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters purchased by the agency to help fight fires, make rescues and perform other tasks. See Full Story.... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

25-Mar-2019Source: Sikorksy

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Air Operations Section for its efforts in combating last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire with firefighting helicopters. The Fire Department operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including three S-70A Sikorsky Firehawk aircraft. During a March 12 ceremony at the Los Angeles Board... Read more

Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

18-Mar-2019Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraftas cost-effective, drop-in replacements on two FIREHAWK helicopters operated by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel that United Rotorcraft is outfitting for the surplus U.S.... Read more

United Rotorcraft receives contract for Ventura County Firehawks

United Rotorcraft receives contract for Ventura County Firehawks

29-Aug-2018Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce the receipt of a contract with Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) to convert two surplus U.S. Army aircraft into FIREHAWK® helicopters. VCFD purchased two U.S. Army HH-60L aircraft, originally configured as dedicated MEDEVAC helicopters.  These aircraft were outfitted with the United Rotorcraft medical equipment and patient litter systems, some... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

23-Jul-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK® helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find... Read more

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

28-May-2018Source: Sikorsky

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

LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

9-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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.... Read more

LA County Fire Dept orders two new Fire Hawks

LA County Fire Dept orders two new Fire Hawks

24-Jul-2017Source: LA County Fire Department

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

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

29-Feb-2016Source: Robertson

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

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

25-Jun-2012Source: US Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. “The 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,” said Tidwell. “We will continue to mobilize our firefighting... Read more

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