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Aviation Safety Network NEWS – 18 June 2021

On day 18 June 2021 an Airbus Helicopters H125 Ecureuil (AS 350B3e), registered I-MGGM, hit powerlines during firefighting operation near Monte Nieddu, Ozieri (SS). The pilot managed to land safely even if the helicopter has been damaged. Both occupants escaped unhurt.

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I-CFAM – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI and Angelo CORSO for these images of the new Sikorsky S64F Skycrane I-CFAM operated by Europen Air Crane on behalf of Vigili del Fuoco … at Lucca Tassignano Airport (LU), July 2020. “Aquila Rossa” was registerd during the first days of July 2020, she was previously wearing N237AC markings.

N237AC – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Tim CRIPPIN for these images of the Sikorsky S64F Skycrane Erickson Inc. N237AC “Aquila Rossa” performing final maintence/test flights before delivery to Vigili del Fuoco. Medford Airport, OR. June 2020.

I-MIAX – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Silvano ZAMPIERI for the new images of the Airbus Helicopters H125 I-MIAX operated by E+S Air Srl on behalf of AIB / Protezione Civile Regione Veneto … Teolo (PD), June 2020.

I-MABO – Helicopter History

Another new image is now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-MABO delivered to Elilombardia in May 2001. This images was shot while the helicopter was operating in the Bergamo mountain area, on behalf of AIB Regione Lombardia, during July 2001. I-MABO was cancelled from the Italian Register in February 2009 and re-assigned as I-MIAF.


Thanks to Paolo De ANDREIS for this action shot of the Airbus Helicopters H125 I-MIAT operated by E+S Air Srl on behalf of A.I.B. Regione Lombardia … during firefighting activity near Sesto Calende (VA) in February 2020.

The Toughest Jobs Calls for The Toughest Aircraft.

PRESS RELEASE – 7 January 2020.

PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces new aircraft orders to be delivered in 2020 and 2021, demonstrating further commitment by global customers to the platform. Korea Forest Service (KFS) purchased another S-64 Air Crane® helicopter, which will add the K9 S-64 to their fleet. Recently, Erickson announced the delivery of K7 and K8 S-64 Air Crane® helicopters to KFS. With the delivery of K9 set for 2020, this will bring KFS operational aircraft to seven S-64 Air Crane® helicopters in South Korea.

In addition, Vigili del Fuoco (VVF), Italy, announced two S-64 aircraft sales. Erickson plans to deliver one S-64F in 2020 and the second to be delivered in 2021. Both aircraft will support VVF for firefighting and multi-mission emergency response support in Europe.

These orders signal continued demand for the S-64 around the world. “The recent acquisitions of KFS and VVF reaffirms the S-64 Air Crane® as the premier forestry defense and emergency response resource. The consistent investment in product improvement and innovation has promoted customer confidence; we are thrilled to continue our partnership in supporting their critical missions.” – Justin Saxbury, Senior Sales Director of Aerosystems


Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI for this image of the Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma “Thor” OE-XJP operated by Heli Austria on behalf of AIB Regione Sardegna … resting at Fenosu (OR), August 2019.


Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI for this image of the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-AIRK operated by Airgreen on behalf of on behalf of AIB Regione Sardegna … resting at Bosa (OR), August 2019.