Erickson is an OEM and leading global provider of aviation services specializing in defense and national security, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services, including firefighting, powerline construction, timber harvesting, HVAC airlifts, and oil and gas. We work to defend and improve lives through integrated air mobility solutions.

Our Mission

To operate, maintain, and manufacture utility aircraft for the safe transportation of people and cargo around the world as one of the top global aviation companies. We prove self-reliant and effective in remote locations under challenging circumstances.

Our Vision

To be the global industry leader in providing safe, efficient, high quality and integrated utility aircraft services to build infrastructure, and protect people and property.

Core Values

Commitment to
Safety & Quality

We believe a culture of safety is a culture of success. Erickson is committed to providing an International Civil Aviation Operations (ICAO) framed Safety Management System (SMS) to ensure the safety of our fleets, products, customers, and personnel — while maintaining strict adherence to its ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) and AS9100D Quality Management System (QMS).

Safety Policy

Maintain an accident-free, loss-free environment for passengers and employees

Our Senior Leadership Team must monitor key safety performance indicators

All employees are responsible for compliance with government safety regulations

Evaluate and implement practical process controls to ensure a safe workplace

Enable all employees to identify and report unsafe conditions at ericksonsafety.com

Never discipline employees for the sole reason of reporting unsafe conditions

Director of Safety is responsible for quality control, and CEO is the
Accountable Executive for safety matters

Quality Policy

All employees are responsible for maintaining high quality of aviation operations and workplaces

Our Senior Leadership Team ensures that necessary resources are free for monitoring for compliance

External evaluations are opportunities for improvement

Maintain the Quality Management System to allow process and product improvements

Leadership at all levels develops and maintains a highly-skilled workforce

Management improves employee knowledge of environmental, health and safety requirements

Committed to providing best-in-class, competitively priced, and on-time products and services to our customers

Awards & Accolades

Department of Defense Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB)

For meeting and exceeding advanced safety and quality standards for decades.

Renewed April 2016

Oregon OSHA SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Program) Employers

For providing and improving self-sufficient safety standards in our facilities for all employees.


HAI Safety Award

Platinum Program of Safety

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Operator Safety Award

2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020

ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D Quality Management System, AS9100C

For maintaining and meeting policies, processes, and procedures that cover all activities and services of our global aviation operations.

2009 – Current

Type Certificate of the S-64 AIR CRANE® Helicopter

We hold the type certificate for the S-64 heavy-lift helicopter, and serve as its OEM.

1992 – Current

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Erickson has received 5 awards from this DOD program.

Type Certificate of the Bell 214ST

We hold the type certificate for the Bell 214ST and B/B1 Helicopters.

2020 – Current

Oregon Trade Award 2020

Erickson was awarded the Global Trade Award for 2020.


Erickson supports non-profit organizations that benefit the lives and families of individuals who serve our country. From firefighters to warfighters and every duty in between, we honor and respect their sacrifice. Learn more about the organizations we support that are helping the world become a better place.

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