Evergreen Helicopters wins $10 million contract with US Army

Erickson Air-Crane-owned Evergreen Helicopters will provide 24/7 medevac services to two US army bases.
Evergreen Helicopters Bell 212

A Bell 212 operated by Evergreen Helicopters.

Evergreen Helicopters, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Erickson Air-Crane, has been awarded a two-year medevac contract, worth over $10 million, with the US Army.

The new agreement will see Evergreen Helicopters, provide 24/7 medevac services supporting the US Army at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greenly in Alaska.

Udo Rieder, chief executive officer of Erickson Air-Crane, said: “Evergreen has been flying in support of this programme since its inception in 2008, and we’re pleased to see this work continue under the Erickson banner. We are very proud to provide these essential medevac services to the men and women of the armed forces, and regard this contract as a prime example of our broad range of capabilities that can serve a diverse range of missions in any operational theatre around the globe.”

Evergreen Helicopters will provide air medical evacuation and training for US Army bases at Fort Wainwright and Alaska.

The contract is for one base year with one additional option year, and calls for 24-hour-a-day, year-round availability.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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