EricksonÂ has offered investors an update on its support legacy aircraft programs throughÂ aircraft maintenance, refurbishment and parts manufacturing services.
â€œWe have more than 200 mechanics and engineers on our team at Erickson,â€ Kerry Jarandson, Erickson vice president ofÂ maintenance, repair and overhaulÂ and manufacturing, said in a release Tuesday.
Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies subcontracted Erickson in January to restore two U.S. NavyÂ MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters used to conduct defense and rescue operations.
The company alsoÂ completedÂ a contract with Sikorsky to deliver five out-of-production spare tail pylonsÂ for the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters that were designed to carry 73,500 pounds of cargo.
Erickson also is working on aerodynamic and fuel consumption aspects of itsÂ Composite Main Rotor Blade Program.
“[The] program was designed to develop a single main rotor blade that was able to be installed on different aircraft models: CH54A&B and the S64E&F. The existing main rotor blade inventory for these models is becoming exhausted, so creating lower manufacturing and life-cycle costs for replacement blades are essential,â€ said Jarandson.