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Erickson to Manufacture Seeker Aircraft

Specialized Manufacturing Capabilities Enable Production of Unique Surveillance Aircraft


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The Seeker is a versatile, one-of-a-kind, light observation aircraft that was specifically designed and developed for surveillance missions.

Photo courtesy of Erickson

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Seeker Aircraft, Inc. to be the United States manufacturer of the Seeker Aircraft.

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

“The Seeker provides unparalleled observational capabilities over both austere environments and urban terrain,” said Seeker Aircraft CEO David Pohlman. “To ensure the quality of the Seeker’s construction meets the demands of its end users, we are very pleased to have a partner whose dedication to excellence assures us of producing a top quality aircraft.”

Erickson is teaming with Seeker Aircraft to deliver this special purpose airplane in volume with this agreement.

“Our mission is to provide the safest, most capable and cost effective observation aircraft on the light aircraft market today. Our mission is driven by the growing demand for real-time information across diverse industries and government services,” added David Pohlman.

Erickson offers fully-integrated manufacturing, engineering and maintenance capabilities and is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and partner for leading helicopter OEMs. With a skilled and diverse workforce, Erickson’s manufacturing and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (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.

“We are looking forward to manufacturing the Seeker product at Erickson. In addition to the work we do with legacy aircraft and OEM parts manufacturing, full scale aircraft production is a seamless fit into our operations,” said Kerry Jarandson, Vice President of Manufacturing and MRO at Erickson Incorporated.

Seeker Aircraft, Inc., is based in Albuquerque, N.M. and is the original equipment manufacturer for the SB7L-360A and SB7L-360A2 Seeker.

 

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