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Saturday, September 05 2020 - 07:30
Erickson Inc. And Bell Textron Inc. Announce Signed Agreements To Initiate Transfer Of Type Certificates For Bell 214st And B/B1 Helicopters
PORTLAND, Oregon, Sept. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Erickson Inc. and Bell Textron Inc. have announced the signed agreements to 
initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214 ST and B/B1 
helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through 
the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year. 

The agreements replace the previous license and product support agreement 
signed between the companies in 2015. As one of the largest operators of 
214STs, Erickson is poised to take the next step in supporting the performance 
improvements and operational sustainability of the 214 platform as it did for 
the S-64 platforms it acquired in 1992. Erickson will work with Bell to 
transfer the key functions and processes remaining to enable full support of 
the type certificates.

"The 214 is a great utility rotary-wing platform. We look forward to applying 
our innovative spirit and operational experience to chart a future for the 
aircraft like we have done with the S-64 Air Crane(R) helicopter over the past 
30 years. The 214 models are a are welcomed addition to the Erickson portfolio 
of supported aircraft." – Doug Kitani, CEO

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in 
defense and national security, manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul 
(MRO), and Civil services. Erickson Manufacturing and MRO services include 
manufacturing the S-64 Aircrane(R) helicopter as the original equipment 
manufacturer (OEM) as well as manufacturing key aerospace parts for aerospace 
OEMs. Commercial aerial services include the operation of 20 Erickson owned and 
operated S-64 Aircrane(R) helicopters to perform firefighting, powerline 
construction, timber harvesting, HVAC, and specialized heavy-lift for oil and 
gas. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and 
maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, 
Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. 

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we've been 
reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a 
commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA's first lunar mission and brought 
advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we're defining the future of 
on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron 
Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one 
quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their 
missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our 
customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.


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Source:  Erickson Incorporated