Protecting Australia from Bush Fires
Erickson firefighting crews kept bushfires at bay in Australia since 1997. In 2016, six S-64 helicopters fought fires in Western Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. These crews have had similar experiences in years past.
The S-64 Helitanker is recognized worldwide as the best system for high volume precision delivery of water, Class ‘A’ foam, and fire retardant from the air. Equipped to drop 2,600 gallons of water in a single load, Erickson’s aircraft are known worldwide for fighting wildfires. See more on our Firefighting page.
In addition to fighting bushfires, Erickson’s fleet can be utilized in the Outback, dropping cargo in Darwin, maneuvering through downtown Melbourne or anywhere in between.
- Mining – Accessing remote terrain for mining and mineral exploration is a hallmark of the Erickson fleet. We have participated in successful mining projects in other Canada with Equipment Moves, Powerline Construction, Supply Transportation, Fire Suppression and Oil Spill Abatement.
- Construction – Erickson has decades of experience in powerline tower erection and construction. Our S-64 teams have remarkable piloting skill, massive lift capacity, and quick, precise placement abilities. We can transport an entire tower and cross-arm ski lift structure up to the set site and keep it stationary and level while crews bolt it down. See more on our Transmission Line page.
- HVAC & Specialty – With its exceptional lift capacity and our patented anti-rotation rigging system, the S-64 has successfully flown more than 40,000 HVAC units onto skyscrapers, automobile plants, and aviation. The Erickson pilots and crews are adept at precision placements of heavy, valuable cargo. The same teams have lifted sailboat hulls out of the water and delivered snow to the winter Olympics. See more on our HVAC & Specialty page.
- Oil & Gas: Erickson has provided aerial services for the movement of personnel, drill rigs, and production platform components in locations worldwide. Our crews are highly specialized to fly for oil and gas operations above the ocean, desert, and anywhere in between. See more at our Oil & Gas page.