Erickson wins two North American helicopter contracts

Erickson Inc. has won two important North American contracts, the first with the US Forest Service and the second with Helifor Canada, a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters.

Jeff Roberts, CEO and president of Erickson Incorporated, said: “I am happy these valued government and commercial customers selected us once again and gave us a vote of confidence in our ability to serve their needs. These agreements help provide stability to our recurring base of business and reflect our successful previous performance.”

The US Fire Service agreements guarantee the use of multiple S-64 Aircranes previously utilised under these contracts for the 2015 North American fire season.

These deployed assets are contracted as to the exclusive use of the US Forest Service and will be used in the event of any forest fires.

The selection and extension for timber harvest work with Helifor Canada contemplates year-round activity in British Columbia, The contract runs for a full twelve months from January to December 2015.

Erickson operates a fleet of around 80 rotary-wing (light, medium, and heavy) and fixed-wing aircraft, including 20 heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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