Aircraft Photo of EC-JEA | Aerospatiale AS-350B-3 Ecureuil | AirHistory.net #422549
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:EC-JEA
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale AS-350 Ecureuil
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerospatiale AS-350/550 Ecureuil/AStar/Fennec
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale AS-350B-3 Ecureuil
C/n (msn):3819
Location
City / Heliport:Manresa - Bombers HeliportMap
Country:Spain
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:23 August 2012
Photo by:Kenneth I. Swartz
Photo ID: 422549
Photo Comment

During the summer, the Generalitat de Catalunya contracts helicopters and single engine air tankers to fight wildfires throughout the region. Some of these are based at airports and others at heliports located at fire stations in rural areas. The Parc de Bombers de Manresa Heliport (located near the junction of highway C-55 and C-16C) was the base for two TAF AS350s in the summer of 2012. AS350B3 EC-JEA is seen here with external basket for carrying tools and a Canadian-made SEI Bambi bucket attached to its cargo hook for dropping water on wildfires.

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