In the boom-and-bust world of aerospace manufacturing, Erickson Inc. is arguably in a boom cycle.
The S-64 Air Crane helped install 140 new composite poles in Scotland.
It’s been an eventful 12 months at Erickson Inc. – the famed manufacturer of the S-64 Aircrane, operator of the largest S-64 fleet in the world.
The Firefighting S-64 Aircrane is a heavily modified Sikorsky helicopter able to hold almost 10,000 litres of water. Read more
My name is Natalie Jones and I have been flying helicopters since 2004. My inspiration for pursuing a career in rotorcraft aviation came from my first helicopter flight experience of landing on a glacier while on vacation with my family in Alaska. I equate the experience to falling in love for the first time and is something that one never truly forgets. Depending on how that love is nourished and despite some challenges, it can lead to an amazing adventure. To help honor women in aviation week, I encourage every women to pursue their passion and empower other women to help break barriers.
Read the story on how Erickosn contracted with Balfour Beatty to build a transmission line for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE), connecting renewable energy from the Dorenell Wind Farm to a transmission network at Blackhillock, Scotland between Aberdeen and Inverness.
“We are delighted to add this exceptional caliber of talent to the Erickson leadership team,” said Douglas Kitani, Erickson CEO and director.
The Korean Forest Service has ordered two more Erickson S-64E helicopters for its firefighting fleet. Erickson CEO Doug Kitani announced the deal that will stimulate local employment at the firm’s Central Point plant on Friday. Read more
Aircranes chalk up 20 Years of Fighting Australian Bushfires.
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