Access to Amazon’s Interior
Erickson has placed cargo and crews into the deep reaches of the Amazon for many years. We have delivered drilling rig equipment, passengers, and material cargo for oil and gas customers to the regions of Cusco, Peru and Pastaza, Ecuador. Our self-reliance and industry-leading safety ratings have been integral to our successful and efficient operations in the remote jungle environment.
Erickson offers heavy lift and transportation services through a variety of utility aircraft with the support of Air Operating Certificate (AOC) partners, Ecocopter Peru S.A. and Avioandes S.A. in Ecuador. Leading the fleet for onshore oil and gas exploration and production is the S-64. The S-64 combines heavy lift and precision placement capabilities to deliver cargo wherever it is needed. A versatile platform, the S-64 is also easily adapted with a tank for fire suppression and oil spill abatement, or a container for sensitive cargo.
- 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 in the jungle, mountains, and anywhere in between. See more at our Oil & Gas page.
- Mining: The Erickson fleet is expertly capable of accessing remote terrain for mining and mineral exploration. We have moved equipment for successful mining projects deep in the mountains of Canada, and assisted with related power line construction and material transportation.
- Construction: Erickson has decades of experience in power line tower erection and infrastructure construction. Our S-64 teams have remarkable piloting skill(s) for heavy lifts and provide quick, precise placement capabilities. We can transport an entire tower to the set site and keep it stationary and level while crews bolt it down. The S-64 has successfully placed hundreds of towers in wetlands and other critical habitats where roads are nonexistent, minimizing the environmental impact. The crews have also assisted with pipeline construction in Peru, Mexico, Alaska and Malaysia. 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 and manufacturing facilities. The Erickson pilots and crews are adept at precision placements of heavy, valuable cargo. The same teams have recovered sailboats, airplanes, and wrecked vehicles as well as relocated large, endangered animals. See more on our HVAC & Specialty page.