Erickson awarded Turkish contract

Erickson has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul.

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Erickson will provide a Sikorsky S-64E Aircrane to assist with regional fire suppression and emergency response operations for two years.

“We are delighted to have Erickson’s specialised Aircrane and crew ready for fire and emergency response for the Istanbul Municipality, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Istanbul Fire Department.”

Kerem Magdenli, general manager of Pan Aviation said: “We are delighted to have Erickson’s specialised Aircrane and crew ready for fire and emergency response for the Istanbul Municipality, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Istanbul Fire Department.”

The helicopter will be based at the Ataturk International Airport and can be immediately dispatched for fire and emergency calls anywhere in the greater Istanbul area.

The Aircrane will also be available for service in other regions of Turkey upon special request to the Municipality.

Andrew Mills, vice president of Commercial Aviation for Erickson added: “The Municipality was extremely pleased with the aircraft capability, pilot expertise, uptime reliability and multi-role function that Pan and Erickson cooperatively provided during the trial period.”

Terry Spruce

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