九月 2, 2016
Erickson Incorporated has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value.
Asiatic Heli-Logging is a previous customer and the minimum two year contract, with a five-year renewal option, will use one S-64E aircraft.
The Hormat Jadi contract is for 18-months, and they are a new customer that specializes in timber harvesting from land and, to increase its efficiency, the company is augmenting its capabilities with aerial services provided by Erickson.
Both customers will work with Erickson to harvest timber in steep mountainous terrain. The helicopter provides an environmentally-responsible means to log the timber resources with no damage to the forest floor.
Rob Lewis, Vice President of Erickson’s Commercial Aviation Services said, “Erickson will fly for one customer and, while that customer is assembling the harvest on the ground, the aircraft will leapfrog to the other customer and then rotate back and forth, providing maximum efficiency and cost savings for all parties. It’s a win-win for all of us and allows us to maximize the use of our Aircrane.”