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Erickson wins five-year contract with US Dept of Agricultural and US Forest Service

Erickson wins five-year contract with US Dept of Agricultural and US Forest Service

Erickson has been contracted to provide helicopter transport in support of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Inventory Analysis project. Under the five-year contract, Erickson will deliver one exclusive-use, light lift helicopter for charter services to an interagency field crew led by the Alaska DNR Division of Forestry, United States Department of Agricultural… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 02-Jun-16

Technisonic Introduces New Transceiver for Forestry

Technisonic Introduces New Transceiver for Forestry

Technisonic Industries Ltd., a world leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is introducing helicopter operators seeking to comply with the latest standards for interoperable aeronautical radios to its all-new TDFM-136B VHF/FM transceiver at Heli-Expo 2013. Technisonic is displaying the TDFM-136B and other new products March 5-7 as part of… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 07-Mar-13

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European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

The dates are now confirmed for European Helicopter Show 2013. The event will take place at Hradec Králové in Czech Republic during 9th – 11th of May 2013. This new helicopter event in Czech Republic, 9th -11th May 2013, is already attracting a positive reaction within the helicopter industry, with major manufacturers including Bell Europe… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Show, 12-Oct-12

Chilean Forestry Department finally starts Sokol operations

Chilean Forestry Department finally starts Sokol operations

CONAF, the Chilean Forestry Department, took delivery of its first PZL Sokol helicopter back last Autumn, as reported here on HeliHub.com – but has been grounded since then due to lack of qualified pilots.  The organisation has suffered a significant amount of local criticism due to bad planning of the whole operation. Aviation director Manuel… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-11

Lack of trained pilots grounds Chile’s Forestry PZL Sokol

Lack of trained pilots grounds Chile’s Forestry PZL Sokol

Having achieved local certification in Chile in September 2010, the National Forestry Commission’s PZL W-3 Sokol lies idle due to lack of trained pilots

Source: Pura Noticia, 06-Jan-11

Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

A PZL W-3 Sokol has been in Chile since at least April 2010 on a Polish registration while certification issues are sorted. This process was finally completed in September, and local registration CC-ACJ was issued and it was noted as such on 30th September at Vina del Mar – Rodelillo Airport (photo here). The operator… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-10

Second R44 of three delivered to Russia’s Aerial Forest Protection Service

Source: Aviaport, 20-Mar-09