Erickson Inc. has secured two contracts important to its goal of building a stronger presence in Alaska. For the first contract, Repsol, already an Erickson customer in the South American region, will use Erickson's medium-lift helicopters to provide oil and gas transport—as well as emergency response services when necessary—to Alaska's Northern Slope. The second contract is a one year long renewal of service for the U.S. Department of Transportation, through which Erickson will provide year-round, weekly transport of passengers and cargo between Nome, Wales and Little Diomede, Alaska. The latter community is located alongside a steep mountain in the Bering Sea, and often suffers from severe weather making transit impossible by other means. Erickson has expressed its desire to become the worldwide operator of choice for challenging, rugged and remote locations, and this contract will support that position. The company has major facilities in Anchorage, Deadhorse and Nome, and has been serving the Alaskan region for more than 50 years.
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