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Erickson explores new opportunities with Seeker

March 10, 2016  By Seeker Aircraft

Seeker Aircraft has announced that Erickson, Inc. will soon begin manufacturing its one-of-a-kind, light observation aircraft in the United States.  Previously it was only manufactured in Australia. Seeker’s new North American manufacturing operation will allow the company to better serve its customers and growing markets in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe and Africa.  

“The Seeker provides unparalleled observational capabilities over both austere environments and populated urban areas,” said Seeker Aircraft CEO David Pohlman. “To ensure the quality of the Seeker’s construction meets the demands of its operators, we are very pleased to have a partner whose dedication to excellence assures us of producing a top quality aircraft.”
Erickson, Incorporated of Portland, Oregon will serve as the company’s North American manufacturer.  Erickson is well-known in the aviation world for its fully-integrated manufacturing, engineering and maintenance capabilities. The company is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and partner for leading helicopter OEMs, offering Seeker a skilled and diverse workforce for its manufacturing operations.  Erickson’s MRO organization is certified by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
For more than 40 years, Erickson Incorporated has been a leader in aircraft manufacturing maintenance and development.
The Seeker Aircraft is a one-of-a-kind, purpose-built light observation aircraft specifically designed and developed for aerial surveillance missions. The aircraft provides superior fields of vision, the ability to carry a variety of sensors, and the capability of stable, slow flight. The Seeker is an invaluable tool for a variety of applications ranging from border patrol, law enforcement and natural disasters to pipeline and powerline surveillance.
“Our mission is to provide the safest, most capable and cost effective observation aircraft on the light aircraft market today. Our business is driven by the growing demand for real-time information across diverse industries and government services,” added David Pohlman.


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