Special Town Hall Webinar with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company
Engage with colleagues and local/national fire chiefs to hear from aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, about the S-70i New Generation FIREHAWK helicopter.
Over the last 20 years, aerial firefighting with helicopters has advanced significantly because of pioneering efforts by the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) for successful wildland fire suppression using its S-70A FIREHAWK aircraft.
In 2020, LACoFD, CAL FIRE and the City of San Diego began operating the S-70i, the new generation model that brings firefighters improved flight performance, safety and water drop capability.
Town Hall attendees will learn:
• how Sikorsky in collaboration with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, has evolved the FIREHAWK helicopter to meet the needs of 21st century wildland firefighters
• how fire chiefs and pilots are taking advantage of the new generation S-70i model’s improved engine power, greater maneuverability and lift at high altitudes, reduced pilot workload, and a newly-designed 1,000-gallon (3,785-liter) external water tank to attack wildland fires more safely and effectively
• why the FIREHAWK aircraft’s military (Black Hawk) design and construction is a pre-requisite for reliable and safe aerial firefighting
• how the FIREHAWK aircraft remains a versatile multi-role platform for year-round use, and a highly credible long-term investment.