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United Rotorcraft Receives S-70I Firehawk® Completion Contract from San Diego Fire-Rescue

Oct 10, 2018

DENVER, Colorado, October 10, 2018 – United Rotorcraft has announced receipt of a contract to complete an S-70i FIREHAWK® helicopter for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD). Earlier this month, SDFD took possession of its newly-painted S-70i aircraft from United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, Texas, team before taking the aircraft back to San Diego for training. The FIREHAWK® aircraft was painted with San Diego Air-Ops’ signature red, white and blue colors. 

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“United Rotorcraft exceeded our expectations with the aircraft painting. Their staff was very professional and assisted us in getting the aircraft delivered on-schedule,” said Chief Chuck Macfarland, chief of San Diego Air Operations. 

In the second quarter of 2019, the aircraft will come to United Rotorcraft’s Englewood, Colorado, facility for installation of an Aerial Firefighting Mission Package that includes extended landing gear, a 1,000 gallon firefighting tank and a retractable snorkel system. 

“United Rotorcraft has worked hard to become the premier provider of FIREHAWK® aircraft. We are proud to work with San Diego Fire-Rescue to provide a state-of-the-art capability to combat the increasing California wildfire season,” said Mike Slattery, president of United Rotorcraft. The aircraft is anticipated to be delivered back to San Diego in the third quarter of 2019. 

About United Rotorcraft 

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, (www.unitedrotorcraft.com) specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. United Rotorcraft offers a full range of completion, paint and MRO services and products for emergency medical services, search and rescue, law enforcement, utility, VIP and military operators. 



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