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Erickson wins new contracts for upcoming wildfire season


March 31, 2021
By Naomi Szeben


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Erickson Incorporated, an operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announced three new USFS Firefighting contracts for the upcoming 2021 wildfire season.

Two S-64F Air Crane helicopters are to be based in Fresno, CA and Kitchen Creek, CA and one Bell 214ST will be based at Lucky Peak, ID. This is the first Bell 214ST firefighting contract for Erickson.

The USFS cooperates with CAL Fire, US Department of Interior agencies Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs, on aerial firefighting contracts.

Erickson has been working for the US Forest Service on firefighting contracts since 1995 and is known for aerial firefighting, with current firefighting contracts in USA, Canada, Australia, Greece, Italy, and South Korea.

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