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In 1971, Erickson Lumber Company, owned by second-generation logger and entrepreneur, Jack Erickson, leased an S-64E Skycrane helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft and renamed the company Erickson Air-Crane. This occurred two years after the FAA announced a Standard Transport Category certification of the aircraft for loads up to 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg). At that time, many small operations around the world and particularly in Russia were experimenting with helicopter logging with little success due to the high cost of flying the helicopters. Mr. Erickson realized the specialized nature of the Skycrane and used his years of experience in the logging industry to gain the maximum benefit from this heavy lift helicopter. This system proved to be consistently profitable and led to the purchase of the first S-64 Skycrane in 1972, followed by the purchase of three more aircraft later that same year. Since that time, Erickson Air-Crane has harvested timber in many areas of the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Canada. The Aircrane was seen in the beginning as a highly efficient harvesting tool, now more lumber companies are also choosing the Aircrane logging system because of the minimal effect on the forest ecosystem and the access it affords to steep remote terrain.


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Erickson Summer 2017 Update, 17-Aug-17 : Erickson’ S-64 Aircrane Helitanker fleet deployed to British Columbia in Canada, California, Greece, Turkey and Australia in this 2017 so far.

Erickson to Build S-64E for Korea Forest Service, 12-Mar-17 : Erickson has received an order to build its first S-64 Aircrane in eight years. South Korea Forest Service to receive the firefighting helicopter by December this year

Erickson 2 Years in Malaysia for Timber Harvesting, 17-Aug-16 : Erickson S-64E aircrane to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia

Erickson and Kestrel Extension in Australia, 08-Aug-16 : Kestrel awarded a $24M two-year contract extension with NAFC for 6 firefighting Erickson S-64E helicopters in different locations throughout Australia

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blades First Flight, 25-Jul-16 : Erickson and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) announce first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64/CH-54 helicopter

S-64 Aircrane to Work at Brucejack Mine in Canada, 09-May-16 : Rokstad Power Ltd contracted an Erickson S-64 aircrane for heavy lift delivery services to Brucejack Mine in Stewart, British Columbia

Erickson Wins Heavy Lift Contract in Peru, 05-Apr-16 : Erickson S-64E Aircrane has been selected for the transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter over the Amazon region in Peru.

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    64-020 ch-54a 1967     -: 2010 owned by Erickson Air-Crane. Currently under restoratio+
US Army Aviation 67-18418: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-020, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

03aug92 pictured at home base Reno Stead, Nevada
    64-037 ch-54a 1968     N154AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N154AC unk; covt S-64E unk; curre+
US Army Aviation 68-18435: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-037, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Pictured 13apr87 at Morris Island, Charleston naval sta+

Government of Western Australia N154AC: Government of Western Australia 20dec14-Apr15, lsd; as +
    64-065 ch-54a 1968     N157AC: s-64e sold to Erickson Air Crane as N157AC; conv S-64E unk.
US Army Aviation 68-18460: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-065, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Canadian Air Crane C-GESC: lsd Canadian Air Crane as C-GESC, unk.
    64-081 ch-54b 1969     N158AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N158AC unk; conv S-64F unk; lsd K+
US Army Aviation 69-18473: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-081, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +

Korea Forest Service HL9260: lsd Korean Forest Service as HL9260 unk; rtnd sold Eric+
    64-084 ch-54b 1969     N159AC: Erickson Air-crane Inc from Feb01; conv S-64F
US Army Aviation 69-18476: US Army CH-54B
    64-093 ch-54b 1970     N163AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N163AC unk; conv S-64F unk; subst+
US Army Aviation 70-18485: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-093, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +
    64-034 ch-54a 1968     N164AC: sold as N1342Y unk; sold Erickson Air Crane as N164AC unk; l+
US Army Aviation 68-18432: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-034D, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A+
    64-085 ch-54b 1969     N165AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N165AC unk; conv S-64F, unk; w/o +
US Army Aviation 69-18477: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-084, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +
    64-090 ch-54b 1969     N171AC: Erickson Air-crane Inc at Central Point, OR from Feb01, S-6+
US Army Aviation 69-18482: US Army

273 AVN (HEAVY-LIFT), Ft Sill, OK
    64-061 ch-54a 1968     N172AC: sold to Erickson Air Crane as N172AC; conv S-64E unk; lsd Ca+
US Army Aviation 68-18456: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-061, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Canadian Air Crane C-FCRN: lsd Canadian Air Crane as C-FCRN; rtnd Erickson Air Cra+
    64-015 ch-54a 1966     N173AC: s-64e sold to Erickson Air Crane as N173AC, unk; conv S-64E, unk.
US Army Aviation 66-18413: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-015, ff?; del US Army as YCH-54A+
    64-080 ch-54b 1969     N174AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N174AC; conv S-64F unk
US Army Aviation 69-18472: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-080, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +

State Forestry Department I-CFAH: CFS-27; sold European Air Cranes as I-CFAH, 07Seo07; op+
    64-062 ch-54a 1968     N176AC: 1997 This Airframe 64-062 became 64-1001 the first aircraft +
US Army Aviation 68-18457: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-062, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +
    64-003 s-64a 1962     N176AC: Erickson Air Crane at Central Point, OR from Mar10; Oct14 s+
Sikorsky Helicopters N306Y: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-002, ff 1962; reg N306Y by Sikor+

Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) D-9511: Wesser Flugzuegbau as D-9511, 1963, oper by Bundesminis+

German Army Aviation D-9511: HEER; 1963 HFWS; to Luftwaffe

German Air Force LA+113: Luftwaffe

- PK-OBU: Indonesia, rtn to N6960R

- C-GJZK: Erickson Air-Crane (Canada) Ltd at Richmond, BC Jan/Feb+

Canadian Air Crane C-GJZK: Canadian Air-Crane, lsd; Feb90-Feb98; Feb01-Mar10
    64-091 ch-54b 1969     N179AC: Erickson Air Crane; 02oct12 pictured at Phoenix Deer Valley +
US Army Aviation 69-18483: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-091, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +

Canadian Air Crane C-GFAH: Canadian Air Crane, lsd from Erickson date unk
    64-100 s-64e 1975     N189AC: S-64E Erickson c/n 64-1001; 1997 built from 64-062
Evergreen Helicopters N4036S: Sikorsky S-64E, c/n 64-100, ff?; del Evergreen as N4036+
    64-017 ch-54a 1967     N194AC: s-64e sold to Erickson Air Crane as N194AC, 1995; conv S-64E, unk.
US Army Aviation 67-18415: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-017, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A,+

Canadian Air Crane C-GFLH: lsd Canadian Air Crane as C-GFLH, 1996; rtnd Erickson A+
    64-098 ch-54b 1970     N198AC: Erickson Air Crane; 2001 conv S-64F; canc May06
US Army Aviation 70-18490: US Army CH-54B; stor AMARC as HG000? unk

asg 208th CT National Guard until about 1990 when sold +

State Forestry Department I-SEAD: European Air Crane from 2006; lsd CFSy as tanker 737, S+
    64-064 ch-54a 1968     N217AC: Type 1 Helitanker; 2001 sold to Erickson Air-Crane from Silv+
US Army Aviation 68-18459: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-064, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +
    64-033 ch-54a 1967     N218AC: 08Apr09 pictured at Essendon, Australia
US Army Aviation 67-18431: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-033, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +
    64-086 ch-54b 1969     N223AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N223AC unk; conv S-64F unk; w/o 1+
US Army Aviation 69-18478: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-086, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +
    64-018 ch-54a 1967     N229AC: w/o 25jun10 in Sarawak,Malaysia during heli-logging. 1 fatal+
US Army Aviation 67-18416: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-018, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A,+

Silver State Helicopters N4099Y: sold to Silver Bay Logging Co as N4099Y, unk.
    64-089 ch-54b 1969     N236AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N236AC unk; conv S-64F unk; lsd t+
US Army Aviation 69-18481: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-089, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +

State Forestry Department N236AC : Erickson S-64F. ex BuNo 69-18481. w/o 06jul05 at Fiumic+
    64-095 ch-54b 1970     N237AC: sold Erickson Air Crane as N237AC unk; conv S-64F unk; curre+
US Army Aviation 70-18487: Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-095, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B +

San Diego Gas -: Sep10 labeled as San Diego Gas
    64-016 ch-54a 1967     N238AC: s-64e sold Erickson Air Crane as N238AC, unk; conv S-64E unk; curr+
US Army Aviation 67-18414: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-016, ff?; del US Army as YCH-54A+

Columbia Helicopters N543CH: sold to Lenair Corp as N4409U, unk; sold Columbia Helic+
    64-022 ch-54a 1967     N243AC: s-64e sold Erickson Air Crane as N243AC, 2002; conv S-64E unk, cur+
US Army Aviation 67-18420: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-022, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A,+

Columbia Helicopters N544CH: sold to Lenair Corp as N22696 unk; sold Columbia Helico+
    64-027 ch-54a 1967     N245AC: s-64e sold Erickson Air Crane as N245AC, unk; conv S-64E, unk; lsd+
US Army Aviation 67-18425: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-027, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A,+

Columbia Helicopters N4410K: sold to Lenair Corp as N4410K, unk; sold Chet Rasberry +

Korea Forest Service HL9444: sold Korean Forestry Service as HL9444, FP203, 29Nov07.
    64-052 ch-54a 1968     N247AC: Erickson Air Crane; served with US Forest Service
US Army Aviation 68-18450: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-052, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Canadian Air Crane C-GJRY: Canadian Air-Crane 04feb10; ex 68-18450
    64-066 ch-54a 1968     N248AC: sold to unk as N4410N unk; sold Columbia Helicopters as N548+
US Army Aviation 68-18461: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-066, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Served in Viet Nam, Germany, HAAF GEORGIA, 1160 TRANS; +
    64-019 ch-54a 1967     N4099B: s-64a sold Erickson Air Crane as N4099B 2000; conv S-64E, unk; lsd+
US Army Aviation 67-18417: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-019, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A,+

Silver State Helicopters N4099B: sold to Silver Bay Logging Co as N4099B, 1994.

Korea Forest Service HL9442: sold Korean Forest Service as HL9442, FP201, 29Nov07, c+
    64-050 ch-54a 1968     N4099D: Erickson, ex 68-18448 Feb01-Dec07
US Army Aviation 68-18448: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-050, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

1970s pictured with 15th Aviation Group / 295th Aviatio+

Korea Forest Service HL9467: Korean Forestry Service lsd as FP201, 2006; Korean Fore+

w/o 09may13 impacted water near Imha Dam, Andong, North+
    64-002 s-64a 1962     N6956R: sold Erickson Air Crane as N6956R unk; conv S-64E unk; becam+
Sikorsky Helicopters N305Y: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-002, ff:1962; reg N305Y by Sikor+

Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) D-9510: del West German Govt, Interior Ministry as D-9510, 1963+

German Army Aviation D-9510: HEER; 1963 HFWS; 1963 toward Luftwaffe

German Air Force LA+112: xfer Luftwaffe as LA+112, unk.
    64-003 s-64a 1962     N6960R: s-64e Erickson Air Crane; 19oct74 crashed when 12100lb load of log+
Sikorsky Helicopters N306Y: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-002, ff 1962; reg N306Y by Sikor+

Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) D-9511: Wesser Flugzuegbau as D-9511, 1963, oper by Bundesminis+

German Army Aviation D-9511: HEER; 1963 HFWS; to Luftwaffe

German Air Force LA+113: Luftwaffe

- PK-OBU: Indonesia, rtn to N6960R

- C-GJZK: Erickson Air-Crane (Canada) Ltd at Richmond, BC Jan/Feb+

Canadian Air Crane C-GJZK: Canadian Air-Crane, lsd; Feb90-Feb98; Feb01-Mar10
    64-079 s-64e 1968     N6979R: 13sep17 fighting Jolly Mountain Fire near Cle Elum, WA
ERA Helicopters N6979R: ERA Aviation

Evergreen Helicopters N6979R: Evergreen

- N6979R: Us Leaseco Inc at Wilmington, DE May10-Mar15

State of Utah N6979R: Bank of Utah Trustee from Mar15
    64-065 ch-54a 1968     N957AC: returned Erickson Air Crane as N957AC, unk.
US Army Aviation 68-18460: Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-065, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A +

Canadian Air Crane C-GESC: lsd Canadian Air Crane as C-GESC, unk.

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