Korean Forest Service

Korea Forest Service receives eighth S64 Air Crane

Korea Forest Service receives eighth S64 Air Crane

9-Dec-2022Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces the delivery of the newest S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to their partners at Korea Forest Service (KFS) in South Korea. The aircraft, dubbed “K-9” by Erickson associates, furthers Erickson’s global mission of protecting life and property from wildfires. Over a 20-year relationship with KFS, Erickson has... Read more

Korea Forest Service orders two fire fighting helicopters

Korea Forest Service orders two fire fighting helicopters

22-Nov-2022Source: KAI Korea Aerospace Industries

[electronic translation] ‣ Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a contract with the Public Procurement Service on the 18th to supply two forest helicopters. Two units will be delivered in the second half of 2024. ‣ The total contract amount was KRW 49.8 billion, which included repair parts, ground support equipment, technical manuals, technical and maintenance... Read more

Korea Coast Guard orders two more Surion helicopters

Korea Coast Guard orders two more Surion helicopters

13-Aug-2021Source: KAI Korea Aerospace Industries

Korea Aerospace Industries Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as KAI) signed a contract with the Public Procurement Service for two whitesuri units (units 4 to 5) for KRW 49.7 billion on the 9th. Delivery is expected by July 2024. The white suri (KUH-1CG) is a helicopter that has been developed and modified to be suitable... Read more

Erickson delivers another S-64 Air Crane to South Korea

Erickson delivers another S-64 Air Crane to South Korea

28-Nov-2019Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces the delivery of the K7 S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to the Korean Forest Service (KFS). On Friday, November 22nd, the K7 aircraft was loaded onto the Antonov An-124 out of Medford Oregon, Erickson’s manufacturing facility. The S-64 is well-known in Korea with... Read more

01-Dec-18 HL9419 Kamov Ka32 Guri, Korea (1F)

01-Dec-18 HL9419 Kamov Ka32 Guri, Korea (1F)

1-Dec-2018

Crashed into river when hovering and taking up water for firefighting operation for a fire on Mount Youngchuk.  The rescue services said the helicopter crashed into the Han River near Gangdong Bridge around 11:20 a.m. The pilot and copilot were able to exit the aircraft immediately prior to impact, but the mechanic was trapped in... Read more

08-May-17 HL9414 Kamov Ka32 Samcheok, Korea (1F)

08-May-17 HL9414 Kamov Ka32 Samcheok, Korea (1F)

8-May-2017

Helicopter struck wires and made an emergency landing into shallow water – but ended upright with little apparent damage from available press images.  However, one crew member knocked unconscious in the manoeuvre and later died in hospital from his injuries Civil registration HL9414, and also carries Korea Forest Service fleet code FP 608... Read more

Korean Forest Service contracts with Erickson to build a S-64E Aircrane

Korean Forest Service contracts with Erickson to build a S-64E Aircrane

8-Mar-2017Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected by the Forest Aviation Headquarters, a subsidiary of the Korea Forest Service, to build an S-64E model with an intended delivery date of December 2017. The S-64 is well-known in Korea and has a strong reputation for being the best firefighting aircraft available. ... Read more

Korean Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

Korean Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

11-Feb-2012Source: Frasca

The Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea, has completed factory acceptance of their Level 7 AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) built by Frasca International. The FTD will be installed at their training facility later this month. The FTD will include Frasca’s TruVisionâ„¢ visual system with a 120° x 80° spherical visual display system and... Read more

05-May-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Sogeum River, South Korea

05-May-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Sogeum River, South Korea

5-May-2011

AS350B2 from the Korea Forest Service (KFS), carrying two people, crashed around 11:32 a.m. near the Sogeum River, about 237 kilometers east of Seoul.... Read more

19-Mar-11 PZL Sokol Seosan, South Korea (1F)

19-Mar-11 PZL Sokol Seosan, South Korea (1F)

19-Mar-2011

The Korea Forest Service  helicopter carrying three crew members crashed into a reservoir in Seosan, some 277 km south of Seoul, at 6:47 a.m., a few minutes after taking off for an extinguishing operation in the nearby Mount Gaya region.  Believed to be HL9449... Read more

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