Helicopter

Helitak Equipment to go Global Thanks to Federal Grant

After well over a decade of research and development, local manufacturer Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment will soon be fitting its fire-fighting invention to helicopters...

Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades

PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor...

Australia is Burning and Port Alberni’s Coulson Group is on The Frontlines

Coulson Group pilot Jonas Doherty closes the door on the Boeing 737 Fireliner he’s captaining and prepares to take off for another dangerous fire...

How to Become an Aerial Firefighter

A top-notch aerial firefighter isn’t a pilot – they’re a firefighter with an airplane. They know fire behavior and suppression tactics. They understand that...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Places Order for Four Leonardo AW139's

Leonardo announced December 2nd that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used...

Firehawk Deliveries Continue for United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft continued its rapid pace deliveries of two more Sikorsky S-70i Firehawks this week. Delivering a completed Firehawk to both Los Angeles County...

S-64 Air Crane Helicopter Headed to South Korea

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces the delivery of the K7 S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to the...

IHSF Launches Global Survey to Pinpoint Safety Strengths and Weaknesses in the Helicopter Industry

The International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) is initiating its sixth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain...

Waiting in the Wings: Helicopter Pilots Stationed in Smithville Await Call to Fight Fires

For Jay Soukiassian, an Army helicopter pilot turned aerial firefighter, battling a wildfire from above is a lot like combat. Each battle is highly dynamic,...

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