The S-64 Skycrane is an twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed as an enlarged version of the prototype Flying Crane S-60. First flew on May 9, 1962 was followed by two further examples for evaluation by the German armed forces. The Germans did not place an order, but the US Army bought it as the CH-54 Tarhe. The S-64 Aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the Erickson Air-Crane company.
Missing S-64E c/n 64-068 & 64-069 order cancelled by civil operator, airframes not built. Sikorsky S-64B/CH-54B asgd US Army serials 71-18491/18498; contract cancelled by US Army; airframes not built. Last Sikorsky built S-64E, c/n 64-101 rebuilt by Erickson as c/n 64-1001.
Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract, 24-Aug-15 : Erickson has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul and the surrounding areas with a S-64E aircrane for 2 years.
Erickson S-64 Delivers Emergency Power Generators, 12-May-15 : Erickson was contracted by Canadian Government of Nunavut and Qulliq Energy Corp to transport generators to Pangnirtung to restore power after a fire extensively damaged the community’s power plant
Erickson Five Year Renewal with City of Los Angeles, 03-Sep-14 : PORTLAND, Oregon - Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today a new five-year contract with the City of Los Angeles for the provision of aerial firefighting services.
Erickson S-64 contract extension for Afghanistan, 19-Jun-13 : PORTLAND, Ore. - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading, global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has received an annual option year subcontract extension for its work with Fluor Corporation, a large engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services contractor.