About EricksonErickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 69 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our new website at www.ericksoninc.com. About Kestrel Kestrel Aviation is one of Australia's leading providers of specialist aviation services to corporate and government organizations Australia-wide and overseas for emergency response, remote access transport and advance pilot training. Since its establishment in 1985 by Captain Ray Cronin, Kestrel has increased its commitments to fire suppression operations with substantial proprietary improvements to their tanked water delivery systems. Kestrel has proven expertise in mobilizing additional aircraft in the face of quick demand, and makes an excellent flight logistics partner with Erickson in Australia. Kestrel has partnered with Erickson Aircrane Incorporated (Erickson) to provide six high-volume water-bombing services in addition to its own fleet of light and medium helicopter based around Australia. Kestrel's partnership with Erickson combines Kestrel's proven track record, extensive local experience, major operations base and well-equipped fleet, with Erickson's versatile heavy-lift Aircranes, technical expertise and global firefighting experience, to deliver powerful and reliable helicopter firefighting capability. For more information, please visit our website at www.kestrelaviation.com.au This press release contains certain statements relating to future results (including, without limitation, "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "expect," "predict"), which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including certain other risks or uncertainties more fully described under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as in the other reports we file with the SEC from time to time, which are available at the SEC's web site located at http://www.sec.gov. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
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