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ON FINAL APPROA
Columbia Helicopters
Deploys Fire Fighting Helicopters
Across The West
COLUMBIA HELICOPTERS has responded to operated by Helifor Canada, an affiliate
the call for firefighting assets across the company, which are also currently fight-
Western United States, as eight of the ing fire in British Columbia.
company’s heavy-lift helicopters are Of Columbia’s aircraft, two Columbia
now actively helping to fight fires in Model 234 Chinooks and six Columbia
California, Oregon, Washington and 107-II helicopters are assisting fire crews.
British Columbia. The Chinook deploys with a crew of ap-
These aircraft join four other aircraft proximately 12 and carries a 2,650-gallon
40 ROTORCRAFT PROFESSIONAL • July 2009
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