showcase 1Headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, Columbia Helicopters has more than 50 years of history in the helicopter business and developed the Direct Visual Operational Control (DVOC) technique now used by operators world-wide.
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showcase 7Croman Corporation began using helicopters in 1976 to enhance its conventional logging operations in Southern Oregon. Thousands of external load projects later, Croman helicopters provide firefighting, construction, and transportation services across North America from the company base in
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showcase 4Erickson Air-Crane manufactures, operates, and maintains a world-wide fleet of S-64 helicopters including 2,650-gallon capacity helitankers that have battled fires in 11 countries. The company's "Water Cannon" attachment can propel a stream of water or foam mix up to 150 feet at a rate of 300 gallons per minute. more More about Erickson Air-Crane showcase 6Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. offers a diversified fleet of over 60 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft equipped for saving lives and resources and supporting industry, recreation, and research.
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showcase 5The heavy lift division of Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) is based in Corvallis, Oregon, and has built a reputation in fire suppression, the petroleum industry, and construction.
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showcase 3Swanson Group Aviation of Grants Pass, Oregon, offers an environmental choice in heavy lift helicopter jobs when low-noise impact is critical, such as in urban areas or wildlife sensitive regions. The K-MAX is 15% quieter and lifts more pounds per gallon of fuel burned than equivalent lift aircraft.
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In Oregon, six industry leaders have harnessed their combined forces to develop a comprehensive program of preparedness planning, cooperative training, advanced technology development, and effective utilization of Oregon's heavy lift helicopter (HLH) assets. Formed in 2006, the Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium now accounts for 85 percent of the world's HLH industry.

This strategic collaboration allows for an unparalleled disaster response. With a centralized contact point, the Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium is the industry leader in fire suppression and disaster recovery work. Through collaboration with state and regional government, the consortium is blazing a trail toward efficient and effective disaster and emergency response.

When a heavy load must be moved and the terrain is challenging or the destination remote, an HLH gets the job done. It's all the power you need, exactly where and when you need it. Leveraging the power and the adaptability within the Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium allows environmentally sound timber harvesting, power transmission line construction, habitat restoration, environmental reclamation, petroleum exploration and general heavy lift construction.