Erickson Air Crane to build aircraft assemblies for Sikorsky
September 18, 2013 By aerospace-technology.com
Sept. 18, 2013, Portland, Or. - Global provider of aviation services Erickson Air-Crane has entered into a master agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft to manufacture fabricated aircraft assemblies.
Work under the latest agreement will begin immediately, and utilize Erickson's experience in engineering, aircraft production and fabrication of aircraft assemblies.
The total value of the contract is more than $5.6 million.
Erickson expects to realize the majority of contract revenues when assemblies begin shipping in 2014, through to 2015.
"The total value of the contract is more than $5.6 million."
Erickson Air-Crane chief executive officer Udo Rieder said: "Erickson's close working relationship with Sikorsky is supported by our unique capabilities in manufacturing, engineering, and design.
"The recent acquisitions of Evergreen Helicopters and Air Amazonia demonstrate our heritage as experts in heavy-lift helicopters, and position us as an excellent partner across a number of important platforms," Rieder said.
Erickson offers aviation services to a variety of commercial and government customers, and currently operates a diverse fleet of 91 rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, including a fleet of 20 heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes.
Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Erickson maintains facilities and operations in North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
The company was recently awarded a two-year contract to offer medical evacuation service and support for the US Army at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greenly in Alaska.