News 2010

Helicopters Serve Federal Needs

Aero Tech is providing a wide range of helicopter services to the federal government.  Through several active contracts, we support government  needs nationwide.  Examples of current contracted services include:

  • One of our Bell 212HP helicopters, N20PF, is operating out of Arroyo Grande, California through a four-year, Exclusive-Use Contract to provide fire support to the U.S. Forest Service.  Our Bell 212HP is a Simplex 407 tanked helicopter, which makes it ideal for firefighting in both remote forest sites and in areas near urban communities.  In addition to firefighting, we provide our helicopter for surveillance, crew transport and other essential fire support missions.
  • Aero Tech has been awarded a National On-Call contract for Aerial Capture, Eradication and Tagging of Animals (ACETA) projects for the Lower 48 States.  For the contract with the Aviation Management Directorate (AMD) of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, we have assigned our new MD530FF helicopter.  Our MD530FF also is assigned to provide interagency fire support through a contract with the U.S. Forest Service. The MD530FF offers exceptional high-speed operational performance and high-altitude capabilities.
  • Aero Tech also is providing helicopter support to the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

Firefighting in Alaska

Aero Tech has stationed its 36PF helicopter in Fairbanks, Alaska for the 2010 firefighting season.  Aero Tech is under contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior to provide fire-fighting services in Alaska.  The Bell 212HPs helicopter is one of several 212HPs Aero Tech owns and operates for firefighting and other services.  The aircraft can carry payloads weighing over 11,200 pounds and provides reliable performance in Alaska’s rugged terrain.

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