We've supported aerial firefighting missions since the early1990s, offering the speed, range, and versatility of the S-61, configured with internal/external tanks and/or longline and bucket to support firefighting missions.
We have extensive experience with wild land fire suppression and maintain Exclusive Use and Call When Needed contracts with customers including the US Forest Service, US Department of Army, US Department of Interior, CAL Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry, Alaska Department of Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
We developed the Croman Fire Tank System for their SH-3H airframes under Supplemental Type Certificate to complement the capability and safety of our aerial firefighting operations.
We are commitment to providing reliable professional services demonstrated by our continued engineering improvements to enhance safety and performance of our fleet. Helicopters performing under the Exclusive Use contracts consistently provide a 99%+ daily availability rate.
Our operational experience includes precision placement of HVAC units, power-line construction, ski-lift construction, firefighting, aerial timber harvesting, external cargo delivery, charter operations, and many other specialized projects.
We began helicopter logging in 1975 to complement and expand conventional timber harvesting operations. Using the helicopters increased production, decreased costs and reduced environmental impact.
Our dedication as a company never wavers. We can readily and easily provide safe, fast, and efficient aerial lifts and military transport services for the government including the Department of Defense. We work under contract with all levels of government agencies.
We have a complete in-house maintenance and overhaul capability to support the versatile S-61 helicopter. Major components are inspected and overhauled and the helicopters are maintained to a high standard by qualified technicians.
Croman developed and obtained approvals for equipment and improvements to enhance safety and performance.
We are a FAA Approved 14 CFR 145 Repair Station (JYER440F) with ratings for the Sikorsky S-61 Airframes, General Electric CT-58 Series gas turbine engines, line maintenance for Allison 250-C20 and C20B, and a limited hydraulic rating for the repair and overhaul of Sikorsky S-61 servos.
Component overhaul and repair processes are manufacturer and/or FAA-certified and approved. Our facility is comprised of hanger space, component overhaul shops for transmissions, rotor heads, tail rotor heads, gearboxes, and hydraulic shop for repair and overhaul of servos, avionics shop, and a machine shop.
Just like with our overhaul and maintenance program, we took training into our own hands to make sure it gets done right.
Croman offers a 14 CFR Part 135 training program that is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program is taught by instructor pilots who have logged thousands of hours behind the flight controls. They are exceptionally qualified to operate the S-61 helicopters and provide comprehensive ground courses and flight training.
We offer our tailored training solutions to multiple S-61 operators, including the FAA Examiners for the S-61.
Let us know your project needs and we will work with you to make it happen.