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LA Fire Department adds 5th AW139 helicopter

LA Fire Department adds 5th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo announced that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS)… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 17-Dec-18

Erickson rewnews City of Los Angeles firefighting contract for five years

Erickson rewnews City of Los Angeles firefighting contract for five years

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today a new five-year contract with the City of Los Angeles for the provision of aerial firefighting services. The greater Los Angeles area, one of the most populous and high-value regions in the U.S., often faces high temperatures and an arid climate during the… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Sep-14

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LAFD mourns the loss of fire helicopter pilot Brian Lee

LAFD mourns the loss of fire helicopter pilot Brian Lee

The Los Angeles Fire Department is saddened to announce the off-duty death of LAFD Fire Helicopter Pilot / Firefighter Paramedic Brian Lee. On Monday, June 9, 2014, around 11:15 a.m, Brian and a civilian passenger were involved in the crash of a fixed wing aircraft at the northwest end of El Mirage Dry Lake. Off-duty… Read more »

Source: LAFD, 12-Jun-14

LA Fire Dept close to completing Diamond Bar helipad upgrades

LA Fire Dept close to completing Diamond Bar helipad upgrades

Helispot 120 in Diamond Bar is located just above Pantera Park, next to the water tanks off of Eastgate Drive, and has been undergoing a series of maintenance improvements (see full story)

04-Jan-13

Aero Dynamix delivers first aircraft to LAFD

Aero Dynamix delivers first aircraft to LAFD

Aero Dynamix added the AgustaWestland AW139 to its STC portfolio of NVG cockpits. With this addition, the Aero Dynamix portfolio now includes 26 multi-ship STCs on 36 different aircraft model types. Aero Dynamix first STC AW139 was delivered to the Los Angeles Fire Department and is the first of three LAFD AW139s to receive the… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 18-Oct-12

LAFD Chief Pilot dies at 54

LAFD Chief Pilot dies at 54

Glenn Victor Smith was only 54 years old when he lost his courageous battle with cancer. He will be remembered first and foremost for being a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather to his family. To everyone else that was fortunate enough to have known Glenn personally or worked around him, he was many things…. Read more »

Source: Los Angeles Fire Dept, 10-Nov-11