Erickson Chosen for Coast Guard Helicopter Support in Alaska
Erickson to fly crew and cargo around Nome
PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide helicopter transportation services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in Alaska.
Under the firm, fixed-price purchase order, Erickson’s Bell 212 helicopters will transport USCG Research and Development Center (RDC) staff and equipment to various locations in the Nome, Alaska area through the end of August. The contract work began on June 13, 2016
"We are proud to support the exceptional work of the United States Coast Guard in Alaska," said Rob Lewis, Vice President of Commercial Aviation Services at Erickson.
In Alaska, Erickson’s operations take place in multiple locations throughout the state, supporting various industry needs. For near-shore oil and gas customers, the company provides transport of passengers and cargo in the Cook Inlet and North Slope. It has also provided an aerial school bus for rural students. From a base in Nome, Erickson transports residents to the island of Little Diomede, the Western-most point of the United States. The company has additionally worked on utility and infrastructure construction outside its Anchorage base.
Most recently, Erickson announced its selection for helicopter support to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Inventory Analysis project. Erickson has served the Alaska market for more than 50 years.