Read local coverage here of a recent study showing that Aircrane Elvis achieved a 100% effectiveness rating during the Chilean firefighting season. Original article is in Spanish; the English translation appears below.
Read about Capt. Natalie Jones and Capt. Alba Castellanos working in WA in the world’s biggest and most-powerful firefighting helicopter.… Read more
News coverage of a recent fire Erickson worked on in New South Wales, Australia.… Read more
Local coverage of our pilots firefighting in Greece.… Read more
In recent weeks, Erickson Aircrane helicopter pilots have been fighting fires on the burning hillsides in Greece, eight miles north of Elefsina. While working in tandem with the Greek Air Force to fight the fires on Sunday, June 26th, two Aircranes were among the first responders to aid a downed Greek Air Force airplane, a Canadair… Read more
On a hot Thursday in East County, San Diego Gas & Electric showed off “Goliath,” a giant water-dropping helicopter brought in a month early to fight this summer’s wildfires. The Erickson Air-Crane, a heavily modified version of a military helicopter, can carry 2,650 gallons of water to drop on fires.… Read more
Click here to see an aircrane fighting fires in the eastern residential suburbs of Athens, Greece, on July 17, 2015.
Following two major acquisitions in 2013, a new Erickson was born. Vertical visited the manufacturer’s Oregon facilities to find out what the future holds for this most diverse of companies.
There’s something about those big orange helicopters.… Read more