PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has announced that the Company was contracted by the Government of Nunavut and Qulliq Energy Corporation to transport generators to Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada to restore power after a fire extensively damaged the community’s power plant.
The community of Pangnirtung is located on Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, in Canada’s far north, which is one of the most remote and sparsely settled regions in the world. The accident occurred in April, during the winter season, when average temperatures are just above zero degrees Fahrenheit, necessitating urgent intervention. The agreement enlisted one S-64 F Aircrane to air lift emergency power generators 160 miles from the Iqaluit International Airport to the airport in Pangnirtung. The generators are essential in fully restoring power to the community, and will be used to warm homes, illuminate stores and businesses, and keep the airport operational.
Jeff Roberts, CEO and President of Erickson said, “This job was a great illustration of what Erickson does so well. We were able to respond immediately to the emergency situation because the Company has a fleet and crews conducting work around the globe and we were able to quickly deploy and sustain service in a remarkably remote location.”
From the time the request was finalized, the aircraft and crew were uplifted via cargo transport within 48 hours. The work took place in mid-April and was completed within several days. The precision capability of the Aircrane, combined with the skill and experience of pilots and project managers, enables Erickson to safely and reliably provide rapid air lift services to remote locations in emergency situations.
About Erickson Incorporated
Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in oil and gas, government services, legacy aircraft MRO and manufacturing, and commercial services such as firefighting, HVAC, power line, specialty, construction, and timber harvesting. Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 rotary-wing (light, medium, and heavy) and fixed-wing aircraft, including 20 heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.ericksonaviation.com.
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