Erickson generates Global Demand for the S-64 Air Crane
Portland, Oregon – January 7, 2020 – Erickson Incorporated has announced new aircraft orders to be delivered in 2020 and 2021, demonstrating further commitment by global customers to the platform.
Korea Forest Service (KFS) purchased another S-64 Air Crane helicopter, which will add the K9 S-64 to their fleet. Recently, Erickson announced the delivery of K7 and K8 S-64 Air Crane helicopters to KFS. With the delivery of K9 set for 2020, this will bring KFS operational aircraft to seven S-64 Air Crane helicopters in South Korea.
In addition, Vigili del Fuoco (VVF), Italy, announced two S-64 aircraft sales. Erickson plans to deliver one S-64F in 2020 and the second to be delivered in 2021. Both aircraft will support VVF for firefighting and multi-mission emergency response support in Europe. These orders signal continued demand for the S-64 around the world.
“The recent acquisitions of KFS and VVF re-affirms the S-64 Air Crane as the premier forestry defence and emergency response resource. The consistent investment in product improvement and innovation has promoted customer confidence; we are thrilled to continue our partnership in supporting their critical missions,” said Justin Saxbury, Senior Sales Director of Aerosystems.