October 8 - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, has bought back the Sun Bird Aircraft and associated spare parts inventory and accessories from San Die
The Sun Bird is an Erickson model S-64F Aircrane that was originally purchased by SDG&E from Erickson Air-Crane in 2009.
The Sun Bird will be added to Erickson's existing fleet of aircraft and will allow the company to meet the growing demand for heavy lift aerial services in the oil and gas and powerline construction sectors.
"We are very pleased to have concluded this important transaction with one of our most valued customers, and we are eager to add this Aircrane to our fleet. The timing of our purchase will allow us to take advantage of market opportunities in 2013 and beyond in the oil and gas and powerline construction sectors of our business in South America and elsewhere," said Udo Rieder, president and ceo of Erickson Air-Crane.