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"For more than 30 years, Aero Tech has been serving private and public entities in the U.S. and overseas with aviation and aerial application services." Rotary and Fixed Wing services.
 
 
JR Helicopters operates AS350BA, B2 and Bell 206B3 helicopters throughout the Pacific Northwest in a wide variety missions. They are based in Zillah, Washington, just south of Yakima.
 
 
ARIS is based in San Jose and Riverside, California. They have been in operation since 1972. They operate 1 Hughes 500D, 1 Bell 206B III, 1 As350B Astar, and 3 Sikorsky S-58T's, with another Sikorsky S-58T on the way (as of 2009).
 
 
Heli-Dunn is based in Phoenix, Oregon, just outside Medford. They have been in business since 2007 and operate 2 AS350B2's. They have the Fairbanks Helitack (BLM) contract, starting in May 2010.
 
 
Coulson Aircrane, operating worldwide, is based in Port Alberni, B.C. They operate the Sikorsky S-61 in Executive Transport and other Utility operations like logging and firefighting. They show 2 of 4 S-61's working fires in Australia.
 
 
Prism is headquartered in Pitt Meadows (Vancouver) B.C. with bases in Port McNeill & Stewart, Canada, and also Wasilla, Alaska. They operate the H500D, AS350B2 & 3, and Bell 205 A-1
 
 
Vision Air is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They operate 2 Bell 206's. Firefighting is one of the services offered.
 
 
VIH-Cougar is the U.S. branch of Canadian VIH Aviation Group. Their headquarters is in Bellingham, Washington with bases in Boise, Idaho and Galliano, Louisiana. S-61's, Bell 212's, 205's, and AS350's.
 
 
Alpine Helicopters, is based in Kelowna, with bases in Calgary, AB and Golden BC. Operating 20 Bell 212 HP's, 4 206B3's, 7 206L3's & 7 407's. Corporate Headquarters is now in Boulder, Colorado.
 
 
Canadian Helicopters is an enormous company that offers services all over Canada and internationally. They operate the S-61, S-76, AS350, AS355, Bell 206B, 206L, and 212. They also have a Mountain Course in Penticton, B.C.
 
 
Valhalla Helicopters is yet another company based in Kelowna, B.C. They have a satellite operation in Grande Prairie, Alberta also. They operate a Bell 205++ and a 212 across Canada and internationally, if needed.
 
 
Skyline Helicopters is another company based in Kelowna, B.C. They have satellite bases in Terrace, Edson, and Billings. They operate 5 Bell 212's and 2 Agusta A119's. Firefighting is just one of many services offered throughout Canada.
 
 
Northern Air Support/Kelowna Helicopters Services provides a wide variety of services. They were established in 1993 and are based in Kelowna, B.C. They operate 1 Bell 206, 3 Bell 407's, and 3 AS350B2's throughout Canada.
 
 
CC Helicopters is based in Kamloops, B.C. with satellite bases in Lillooet, Williams Lake, and Grand Forks. They operate the Bell 206, 206L, 407, 212, and 412. Tours, fires, etc...
 
 
ULTRA Helicopters Ltd.in business since 1993, is based in Peace River, Alberta with satellite bases around Canada. They operate a number of Bell products, the AS350, and the R-44.
 
 
This is NOT the same company as Guardian - Canada. Guardian - USA is based in Van Nuys, California and offers everything from offshore support to charters to firefighting. They operate Bell UH-1's, 206's, and AS-350's.
 
 
Guardian Helicopters was formed in 1995 and is now based in Calgary, Alberta. They operate 15 light to medium helicopters from Bell, Eurocopter, and McDonnell Douglas throughout North America.
 
 
Elbow River operates heli-skiing, seismic and fire suppression in Western Alberta and BC along with Mineral Exploration throughout Canada. 3 Bell 206L3, 1 Bell 407, and 1 Bell 212. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
 
 
Rotor-Lift started in 1991 in Helicopter Sales and Maintenance and later expanded to include operations. Charters, utility work & training. A fleet of 8: BK117, AS355 Twin Squirrel, AS350 Squirrel & Bell 206 Jetranger. Based in Cambridge, Tasmania.
 
 
Trans Aero has been in business since 2003. They offer a wide variety of services in the U.S. but can easily go international. They operate the SA315B Lama, SA316B Alouette, AS-350, SA330J Puma and Bell UH-1H. Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
 
 
Geo-Seis is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and in operation since 1982. They have extensive international operations and a number of Department of Defense contracts. Not as much as in previous years but they still offer firefighting services.
 
 
New Air Helicopters is located in Durango, Colorado. They operate the MD-500E, Bell 206B III, and the Bell 206L III. They offer a wide variety of services. In operation since 1986 they are under new management as of 2009.
 
 
Heliqwest is located in Montrose, Colorado and Edmonton, Alberta, CA. They have a varied fleet of AS-350's, Bell Super 205's, and K-Max's. Firefighting is one of their many operational specialties.
 
 
Rampart is based in Castle Rock, Colorado. They offer a wide variety of services using the UH-1F and UH-1/703 "Super Huey". They also fight fires throughout the country.
 
 
Southern Helicopters, based in Sunshine, Louisiana, has been involved in aerial firefighting for years along with seismic, aerial camera work, etc. They operate Bell 206's and now AS350's.
 
 
Burundaiavia operates a large number of MI-8MTV-1's throughout Kazakhstan and also worldwide for SAR, Medevac, Humanitarian, and Aerial Firefighting missions, among others. They are primarily based at the Boraldai airport.
 
 
In business for over 40 years Midwest Helicopters operates S-58T's and provides a variety of services but specializes in external load work. They also are involved with Aerial Firefighting. They are based in Willowbrook, Illinois.
 
 
Aircrane, Inc. operates the S-58T country-wide in all aspects of external load work, including of course, Aerial Firefighting. They have been in business over 16 years and are based in Winder, Georgia, USA.
 
 
Brim Aviation is a utility operator based in Ashland, Oregon, with branch offices in Alaska, Arizona and Texas. They operate MD 500's, 600's, and R-44's. Aerial firefighting, and starting, are some of their many services.
 
 
Heli Harvest operates two Mi-8 helicopters on contracts all over. They are based in Taupo, New Zealand. They had at least one in Turkey for the 2009 summer season.
 
 
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A., Mountain Air operates the SA315B Lama for a wide variety of services, including Aerial Firefighting.
 
 
Based in Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A. Inter-Island Helicopters operates MD-500's for a variety of purposes, mainly tour flights, but also serves on the Kauai Search & Rescue team and is often called in for aerial firefighting missions.
 
 
Idaho Helicopters, Inc. was started in 1970 and is based at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho. They operate Bell 205's and 206's for a variety of missions, to include aerial firefighting.
 
 
Strath Air operates in both countries but appears to be based at the Tauranga Airport in New Zealand. They offer a wide variety of Part 135 and 119 services, including Aerial Firefighting.
 
 
Firestop is the online home of the KwaZulu-Natal Fire Protection Association (Umbrella Fire Protection Association. They operate Ayres Turbo Thrushes, Cessna spotters, Hueys, and Mi-8's.
 
 
Kachina is based in Nampa, Idaho and operates 4 Bell 205++'s. Aerial construction, firefighting, etc. I have been informed that they are now an American-owned company.
 
 
PJ Helicopters is based in Red Bluff, California. They have a fleet of 13 helicopters, mostly Bell, and offer a very wide variety of services, including...wait for it... aerial firefighting.
 
 
Based in Delano, California, San Joaquin provides a large variety of helicopter services, including of course firefighting. They operate a number of Bell 205's and 212's.
 
 
Withrotor is based in Lakeview, Oregon, specializing helicopter lifting, utility operations and firefighting. They operate an S-61, 3 Bell UH-1's, and a Bell 206.
 
 
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, Idaho. A full service FBO, FAA repair station, aircraft sales and helicopter operator (Bell JetRangers and Eurocopter AS350's). They are one of the pioneers of the Aerial Firefighting industry.
 
 
Homestead Helicopters is based in Missoula, Montana and has a small fleet of Bell Jetrangers (BIII's and and L4) that are used on 2 different fire contracts in Montana and for flight training.
 
 
Eagle Helicopters is based in Spokane, Washington and operates 3 AS350 helicopters in a wide variety of operations, to include fire fighting.
 
 
River City Helicopters has been in business for over 20 years. They are based out of Post Falls, Idaho and does firefighting, aerial construction, and film work.
 
 
Leading Edge Aviation is based in Central Oregon and offers a wide variety of services from flight training to fire support to an FAA Certified Repair Station. Bell 206's and Robinson's.
 
 
Hawaii's Complete Helicopter Services. Based in Kahului, HI. A varied fleet of Bell 206, UH-1, 212, 222, H-500, and S-61's.
 
 
Woody Contracting, Inc. is heavy lift company operating throughout the United States since 1974. Specializing in helicopter logging, wildland firefighting, and construction services.
 
 
Australian Helicopters is the largest Australian owned helicopter operator in the country. They operate emergency medical and rescue services, aerial surveillance, marine pilot transfer, fire-fighting, tourism and charters.
 
 
Hillcrest Aircraft Company provides heli services for forest management, power line & building construction, photography, ignition, fire fighting & surveys. Bell 205, 206, 212, 407 and 430. FAA approved repair station. Based in Lewiston, ID.
 
 
Helicopter Express offers helicopter services ranging from Aerial Firefighting to Executive Helicopter Charters covering the entire continental United States. Based in Lawrenceville, GA.
 
 
San Joaquin Helicopters is based in Delano, CA. They offer firefighting services countrywide with Bell 212, 206L3 and the AS 350 B3.
 
 
Rogers Helicopters is one of the largest helicopter operators in California. They have been in business in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area for over 45 years.
 
 
Billings Flying Service, based in Billings, MT operates the Puma, S-61, UH-1, and Bell 206.
 
 
Mountain West helicopters is another operator specializing in the K-Max. Based in Alpine, UT.
 
 
Rainier Heli-lift, Inc. is based in Kirkland, Washington, near Seattle. They specialize in the K-Max and offer a variety of services, including aerial firefighting.
 
 
Columbia Helicopters has a large fleet of BV-107 Vertols and a couple of Boeing 234 Chinooks. Varied missions, to include firefighting. Well done site. Lots of information about the company.
 
 
Helicopter Transport Services, or HTS, operates extensively in Canada, less in the US, with a large and widely varied fleet: CH-54, S-64, S-61, S-58T, Bell 212, 214ST, 205, 407, 206B, 206L, AS-350, and MD520N.
 
 
Swanson operates the Kmax, A315B Lama and AS350B2 Astar helicopters. They fight fire in the US and Australia.
 
 
Siller is based in Yuba City in Northern California. They operate a variety of aircraft from the Hiller 12E to the S-61 and S-64, from logging to aerial firefighting.
 
 
This is the entry for the S-64 on the Wikipedia site. If you see missing or inaccurate information please set them straight!
 
 
Construction Helicopters, based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, offers a range of services, including firefighting, using the S-58T and S-61.
 
 
Croman is based in White City, Oregon, USA and operates the Sikorsky S-61, Bell 206BIII Jet Ranger, Lama 315B, and Hiller 12E Soloy helicopters in many different roles. Firefighting being one of them.
 
 
VIH Aviation Group is a very large helicopter operator based in Canada with worldwide contracts. VIH - Cougar is the U.S. division. The oldest division, VIH Helicopters, Ltd. has been in business 53 years as of 2008.
 
 
Sinton Helicopters is based in Paso Robles, CA. They operate the AS350B3 and Bell Jet Ranger. The fly various fire missions, from fighting them to igniting them. They are also a 135 operation.
 
 
Evergreen helicopters offers a wide variety of aircraft for firefighting services worldwide. Tanker 707 (6979R) was my first season on the fires, as SIC. We used a Bambi bucket though.
 
 
UTair Aviation is based in Russia. They have a very large fleet of helicopters that provide many worldwide services, including firefighting. Although they have a large fleet it is unknown if they offer fixed-wing firefighting services also.
 
 
Minuteman Aviation is based in Missoula, MT. They provide a full service FBO, charters, maintenance, and flight training. They offer both rotary and fixed wing firefighting services also.
 
 
Carson Helicopters has a large number of Sikorsky S-61's with both a tank system or buckets. They have bases in Pennsylvania and Oregon. In the aftermath of the 2008 accident they no longer have firefighting contracts in the US. Overseas? Maybe.
 
 
This is Gary Linberry's personal page about his time with LA County Fire Department Air Ops and the Sikorsky Firehawk.
 
 
Started in 1993, Titan is the No.1 large helicopter company in South Africa. They offer a very wide array of services, including 4 fixed Aerial Firefighting bases. They operate the MI-26, Kamov, MI-8, Bell 212, and R-44.
 
 
Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations.
 
 
Era Helicopters has permanent bases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. Although mostly known for oil industry support they do have firefighting operations.
 
 
Erickson Air-Crane is the world's largest operator of the S-64 Skycrane. They have firefighting contracts worldwide.
 
 
Firehawk/Brainerd Helicopters. The world's only commercial operator of the S-70 (UH-60) Blackhawk. (4 of them) Primarily firefighting, with the occasional lift job, film, or disaster relief. They also operate 3 AS350B3's.
 
 
 

 
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