Erickson S-64 Air Crane helicopters fight Australian bushfires

Aviation services company Erickson Incorporated has announced it is continuing to fight the Australian bushfires armed with Six Air Crane helicopters, the company said.

New South Wales declared a 7-day state of emergency as Australia´s deadly bushfires rage. This is the third time in 3 months that Australia has declared a state of emergency. With Erickson´s rotary-wing aircraft, they´re able to quickly access austere and remote areas of Australia to strategically battle the blaze. The cost-effectiveness and flexibility that the S-64 gives enable ground crews to more easily deploy, react, and course correct to eliminate threats across the Australian nation.

For 21 years, Erickson has worked alongside their partner Kestrel and the Australian firefighting community to save homes, lives, and property and has been a staple in the Australian community.

Erickson specialises in defense and national security, manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), and Civil services. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Australia.