S-64 Air Crane helicopter headed to South Korea

Erickson Incorporated, a leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced the delivery of the K7 S-64 Air Crane helicopter to the Korea Forest Service (KFS). On Nov. 22, the K7 aircraft was loaded onto an Antonov An-124 out of Medford, Oregon — Erickson’s manufacturing facility.

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The Korea Forest Service has taken delivery of the K7 S-64 Air Crane. Erickson Photo

The S-64 is well-known in Korea with a strong reputation for being the best firefighting aircraft available, the company said.

In 2001, KFS was the first foreign government to purchase S-64 helicopters from Erickson. Due to their success with the aircraft, KFS continues to modify and upgrade its fleet with the addition of K7, incorporating the latest modifications, including composite-made rotor blades and a glass cockpit. KFS continues to be a leader in aerial firefighting, utilizing the most robust aircraft for the toughest job.

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“Our delivery of K7 solidifies the Korea Forest Service’s belief in our platform and its capability,” said Hayden Olsen, vice president of Aerosystems. “KFS put the S-64 Air Crane in service to save property and lives, and everyone here on the Erickson team is very proud of that. This is the final manifestation of a lot of hard work, and we are honored to continue to service South Korea.”

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