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Sep 12, 2014, 12:50 ET

Aerial Firefighters Deploying More Assets to Massive California/Oregon Border Fire

Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past...

Mar 27, 2014, 11:21 ET

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus Heavy Lift Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly...

Jan 08, 2014, 10:26 ET

Ongoing California Wildfire Season Putting Aerial Firefighters On Extended Alert

With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season...

Dec 18, 2013, 13:39 ET

Aerial Firefighters Rushing To Contain Late-Season Big Sur Fire

          Aerial firefighters have quickly deployed helicopters to California's scenic Big Sur coastline to contain...

Nov 25, 2013, 16:42 ET

Aerial Firefighting Industry Welcomes Fallen Wildland Firefighters Fair Compensation Act

The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) announces its support of the Fallen Wildland Firefighters Fair...

Jul 23, 2013, 10:54 ET
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Helicopter Firm Aids Ski Lift Refurbishment

Columbia Helicopters has successfully deployed one of its aircraft in support of a major ski lift refurbishment project in the Pacific Northwest...

Jul 02, 2013, 09:29 ET

Aerial Firefighters Express Condolences To Families Of Fallen Arizona Firefighters

  Aerial firefighters have expressed their condolences to the families of the 19 members of an elite firefighting team which perished on...