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United Rotorcraft looks forward to receiving S-70 Black Hawk Helicopters from PZL Mielec

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KIELCE, Poland – September 7, 2021 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, isexcited to grow its partnership with PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, which manufactures the S70™ Black Hawk® helicopter. When equipped by United Rotorcraft with a water tank system, customcabin interior, and cockpit controls, the resulting FIREHAWK® aircraft has become […]

United Rotorcraft Awards Contract to Sikorsky for five S-70TM BLACK HAWK® Helicopters

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UR solidifies its position as the FIREHAWK® helicopter completions center in support of growing demand in the US and internationally ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – August 24, 2021 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation,has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ BLACK HAWK® helicopters.The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, […]

United Rotorcraft – Division of Fire Prevention and Control FIREHAWK® Colorado secures contract for procurement of state-of-the-art firefighting helicopter.

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The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced today the signing of a contractwith United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70iFIREHAWK® helicopter. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft, an extendedlanding gear to accommodate the tank, […]

United Rotorcraft is proud to announce the delivery of 2 HH-60L FIREHAWKS to Ventura County Fire Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office!

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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – May 25, 2021 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporationannounced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit.Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft; anextended landing gear to accommodate the tank; a retractable snorkel than can […]

Thinking small could yield big results

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Article written on MultiBriefs.com If you attended the Heli-Expo show earlier this month in Louisville, you got to see snow as well as some interesting things on the show floor — including a mock-up of a Bell 505 light single with a United Rotorcraft EMS interior. Generally, you wouldn’t think a helicopter this small would […]

United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky deliver three FIREHAWK® helicopters to California firefighting agencies

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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – December 9, 2019 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the […]

Replica of Flight for Life Alouette III, modified by United Rotorcraft, on display at AMTC 2018

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Firehawk Sales Surge at United Rotorcraft

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United Rotorcraft is on fire, figuratively speaking. The Air Methods maintenance and modification division has seen a surge of interest and orders in recent months for its Firehawk conversion program that turns new and used Sikorsky Blackhawks to 1,000-gallon waterbombers. In August the company received a contract to convert two repurposed U.S. Army HH-60Ls to Firehawks for […]

United Rotorcraft to Complete Additional La County Firehawks®

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DENVER, CO, October 10, 2018 – United Rotorcraft announced today that they have received a contract from Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Air Operations (LACoFD Air Ops) to complete their fourth FIREHAWK® helicopter. The contract is for the conversion of a new Sikorsky S‐70i helicopter into a multi‐mission firefighting aircraft. United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, TX team […]

United Rotorcraft Receives Contract for Ventura County Firehawks®

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DENVER, CO, August 23, 2018 – United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce the receipt of a contract with Ventura County Fire Department to convert two surplus U.S. Army aircraft into FIREHAWK® helicopters.  VCFD purchased two U.S. Army HH-60L aircraft, originally configured as dedicated MEDEVAC helicopters. These aircraft had been outfitted with the United Rotorcraft medical […]