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Erickson Air-Crane amends stock offering

Erickson Air-Crane amends stock offering

Erickson Air-Crane put its best foot forward Monday, reaffirming its initial public offering efforts more than 18 months after saying it hoped to raise $75 million from investors. (see full story)

Source: Mail Tribune, 07-Dec-11

Victoria Government angers residents by reducing aerial fire cover

Victoria Government angers residents by reducing aerial fire cover

Victoria State Government will save $3 million by dumping a giant firefighting helicopter in a move the firefighters’ union slammed as the most irresponsible decision in two decades.  (see full story)

Source: Herald Sun, 17-Nov-11

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Erickson Air-Crane lays off 20% of workforce

Erickson Air-Crane lays off 20% of workforce

Erickson Air-Crane has  said it is laying off 119 workers from its global staff, almost all from the 600 employees working at Central Point in Oregon (see full story)

Source: Ashland Daily Tidings, 03-Nov-11

FAA AD 2011-21-12 – Erickson Air-Crane S-64F

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27-Oct-11

Erickson Air-Crane implements new quoting/estimating software

Erickson Air-Crane implements new quoting/estimating software

Erickson Air-Crane owns and operates a fleet of 18 Aircranes throughout the world. The Aircrane’s precision installation capability has been used to successfully place more than 40,000 heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units for fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe since the early 70’s. Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated is the manufacturer and operator of the… Read more »

Source: MIE Solutions, 14-Sep-11

Two lifting accidents in four days for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Air-Crane

Two lifting accidents in four days for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Air-Crane

In December 2009, Erickson Air-Crane announced that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) company was their first non-governmental sale for the Air-Crane.  In the last week this helicopter has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons with not one but two lifting incidents.  Fortunately the helicopter was not damaged in either event, but the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-11

10-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

While setting an elecriticy tower within a utility right-of-way two miles SE of Plaster City, three of the helicopter’s four hooks holding up a tower section released. While hanging from the remaining hook, the structure was slowly lowered to the ground and, once on the ground, was released. The tower subsequently tipped over. No one… Read more »

10-Jun-11

07-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

San Diego Gas & Electric’s helicopter was involved in an incident when a section of a transmission tower carried by the helicopter fell approximately 200- feet to the ground. No one was injured.

07-Jun-11

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Ecocopter Peru signs strategic alliance with Erickson Air-Crane

Ecocopter Peru signs strategic alliance with Erickson Air-Crane

An unprecedented alliance between Peru and Ecocopter aerospace giant Erickson Air-Crane will benefit the dynamic sectors of oil, gas, mining and energy in Peru. The strategic alliance will enable this growing market to offer a unique and distinct from operational excellence, extensive experience and a powerful fleet, which combines heavy helicopters, medium and light in… Read more »

Source: Ecocopter Peru, 05-Jun-11

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Erickson, China mull over S64 production re-start

Erickson, China mull over S64 production re-start

The venerable S-64 heavylift twin helicopter could get new life under a memorandum of understanding between certificate holder Erickson Air-Crane and several companies in China, including Avicopter.

Source: China Defense Mashup, 19-Mar-11

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Aero Dynamix STC for Erickson Air-Crane NVG

Aero Dynamix STC for Erickson Air-Crane NVG

Aero Dynamix, Inc., located in Euless, Texas, (DFW area) has been awarded the first Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval by the FAA for the installation of a Night Vision Lighting System in an Erickson Air-Crane S-64F helicopter on July 28, 2010. This issuance is Aero Dynamix’s twenty-fourth FAA-STC certificate in addition to two EASA-STC certificates…. Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 17-Mar-11

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Erickson Air-Crane and Evergreen Helicopters settle their legal differences

Erickson Air-Crane and Evergreen Helicopters settle their legal differences

Erickson Air-Crane and Evergreen Helicopters have reached an out-of-court settlement after a judge granted Evergreen a partial summary judgment in its breach of contract and antitrust claims.

27-Feb-11

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China Taicang Aircrane buys five S-64F Aircranes

China Taicang Aircrane buys five S-64F Aircranes

In a recent SEC filing, Erickson Air-Crane stated the following:- On December 6, 2010 we entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Wan Yu Industries Groups, Limited (China Taicang Aircrane Company, Limited) (Taicang) that includes: The purchase of five S-64F Aircranes by Taicang, which Aircranes will be manufactured at our facility in Central Point,… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 20-Jan-11

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State of Victoria decides on third Skycrane instead of DC-10

State of Victoria decides on third Skycrane instead of DC-10

After spending Au$10.5 million on a 10-week trial of the DC-10, the Australians decided to take a different tack, apparently seeking a third Erickson helicopter.

Source: Mail Tribune, 13-Sep-10

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SDG&E’s new Skycrane to assist San Diego firefighters

SDG&E’s new Skycrane to assist San Diego firefighters

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today was joined by local firefighting agencies and city and county officials to announce two new cooperative agreements that will make the company’s new Erickson Air Crane helicopter available to San Diego County fire agencies to assist in fighting large wildfires throughout the county. The S64F helitanker, dubbed “Sun… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 20-Aug-10

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25-Jun-10 N….. Sikorsky S64E Sarawak State, Malaysia (1F)

25-Jun-10

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San Diego County, SDG&E To Fund Firefighting Helicopter

San Diego County, SDG&E To Fund Firefighting Helicopter

SDG&E and the county will both spend up to $150,000 for firefighting use of the S64e Helitanker, which the utility is expected to lease in time for the fall fire season.

Source: 10 News, 22-Jun-10

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Metal Innovations completes STC for Skycrane tail blades

Metal Innovations completes STC for Skycrane tail blades

After three years of development Metal Innovations Inc. a small woman-owned business, has successfully completed a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and is in full production under their PMA for a replacement tail rotor blade for all civilian operated Sikorsky and Erickson Air-Crane S-64E/F and CH-54A/B heavy lift helicopters. In addition, they are in the final… Read more »

Source: Metal Innovations, 03-Jun-10

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Erickson Air-Crane demonstrates hydraulic clamshell grapple

Erickson Air-Crane demonstrates hydraulic clamshell grapple

The company has started using the grapple on its helicopters to grab and clear away debris, a useful tool when responding to natural disasters.

Source: KEZI, 30-Apr-10

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Erickson Air-Crane Continues Aggressive Development Path

Erickson Air-Crane Continues Aggressive Development Path

In a continuing effort to remain at the forefront of the industry and lead innovation, Erickson Air-Crane (EAC) today announced three major program initiatives that are currently underway: a composite blade program, vacuum lift technology and water usage tracking system. “In 2009 we made a commitment to drive innovation within the industry and expand the… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 24-Feb-10

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Erickson Air-Crane records first non-government sale

Erickson Air-Crane records first non-government sale

San Diego Gas and Electric, which has leased an Erickson S-64E aircrane helicopter dubbed “The Incredible Hulk,” will take delivery of a new helicopter sometime in the spring.

Source: Mail Tribune, 12-Dec-09

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“Elvis” and “Isabelle” Arrive a Month Early to Help Australians Save Lives and Homes

“Elvis” and “Isabelle” Arrive a Month Early to Help Australians Save Lives and Homes

Both helicopters come directly from urban interface firefighting assignments in Southern California where they helped firefighters battle the record-breaking “Station Fire” near Los Angeles in the late summer.

Source: Erickson Air Crane, 08-Dec-09

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San Diego Gets Extension On Firefighting Chopper

San Diego Gets Extension On Firefighting Chopper

Due to the continuing wildfire threat, San Diego-area emergency crews will have access to a large water-dropping aircraft until mid-December, a fire department spokesman said

Source: KPBS, 01-Dec-09

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San Diego Gas & Electric to pay lease for firefighting helicopter

The massive chopper, an S64E Helitanker, can scoop and dump up to 2,650 gallons of water per trip. It will be controlled by city fire officials but be available to fight blazes throughout the county during the next two months.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune, 09-Oct-09

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VIDEO: Erickson Air Crane S64E

Source: JustHelicopters.tv, 26-Feb-09

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