Erickson to refurbish MH-53E helicopters for US Navy

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ: EAC) has been selected as a subcontractor by Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies (ACET) for the refurbishment of two MH-53E helicopters, in support of the United States Navy Heavy Lift Helicopter Program, the company said.

The contract is for the return of two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters to service which requires multiple stages of a complex refurbishment schedule. The award is for one base year, with an optional year.

This is the first contract awarded by the US Navy for a depot-level maintenance event of a MH-53E helicopter to a commercial contractor, according to Kerry Jarandson, Erickson´s Vice President of MRO and Manufacturing.

The MH-53E Sea Dragon is one of the largest helicopters in the United States Navy. It is a key platform for enabling the United States to carry out critical defense missions, supporting freedom and preserving lives.

The contract work will be performed at Erickson´s Medford, OR facilities, beginning this month. The 28,750 square-foot hangar on the Rogue Valley International Airport is well known for its expertise in supporting S-64 and other aircraft operations around the world.

Erickson provides aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Government Services, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift).