Helitak and Rotak Continue Certification Flights of CH-47 Underbelly Tank

Helitak Firefighting Equipment showed continued progress on the certification of their CH-47 underbelly tank system during recent flight testing currently underway in Arizona this week.

The CH-47 tank, launched in conjunction with launch customer, Alaska based Rotak Helicopter Services debuted at Heli Expo 2023 in Atlanta and has been in testing during 2023 in California, Idaho, and Arizona putting Helitak one step closer to obtaining the STC for the tank which is expected in November of this year.

The 2900-gallon capacity tank will be the only tank on the market capable of holding over 2500 gallons which is the current maximum of existing tanks available. The FT-11k CH-47 tank will be available with hydraulic and electric pump fill options.

About Helitak Firefighting Equipment

Helitak Firefighting Equipment is an Australian based company based on the Sunshine Coast founded by Engineer and helicopter pilot Jason Schellaars who has with his team designed, built, and certified tanks for multiple helicopters used in aerial firefighting including the UH-60 Black Hawk, Bell medium range and many other helicopters that are in use with government agencies and private operators worldwide.

About Rotak Helicopter Services

Rotak Helicopter Services is an aerial firefighting and heavy lift operator based in Anchorage, Alaska that provides services in Alaska and the lower 48 states with a fleet that includes a CH-47 Chinook and Kaman K-Max helicopters.

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