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N283SD - San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:36 pm
by Brian
San Diego to get a new Sikorsky Firehawk

SDFD Copter 3 - N283SD - (ADS-B)
Serial Number: 704025
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N283SD

The City of San Diego Fire Department expects to receive their new Sikorsky Firehawk helicopter in October.
Their staff just completed simulator and hands-on flight training for the new aircraft.
http://fireaviation.com/2018/06/10/san- ... -firehawk/

New Helicopter Coupled With Existing Air Support Will Help Keep San Diegans Safe From Wildfires
https://www.sandiego.gov/mayor/news/rel ... ng-arsenal

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH AEROMETALS INC. IN ORDER TO ACCEPT AN INLET BARRIER FILER FOR THE FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT’S NEW HELICOPTER.
http://docs.sandiego.gov/council_reso_o ... 311789.pdf

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A SIKORSKY S-70i HELICOPTER.
Marketing agreement with Aerometals Inc. for the Inlet Barrier Filter from Aerometals, Inc. to be installed on the Fire-Rescue Department’s new Sikorsky S70i helicopter
http://docs.sandiego.gov/council_reso_o ... 311475.pdf

June 9th, 2018

SDFD Air Operations staff just completed extensive simulator and hands-on flight training ahead of delivery of our new Sikorsky Firehawk multi-mission helicopter.
Copter 3 is still being prepared for us, but we should see it over CityofSanDiego this October!
https://twitter.com/SDFDChief/status/10 ... 9674714112

CITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT
Reserved Date 06/22/2018
N281SD is Reserved
N282SD is Reserved
N283SD is Reserved
N284SD is Reserved

N398KF is Reserved ?
N498KF is Reserved ?
N598KF is Reserved ?
N698KF is Reserved ?
N798KF is Reserved ?
FAA: CITY OF SAN DIEGO
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... 1&PageNo=1
https://www.helis.com/database/sqd/San- ... epartment/

N744SX - CITY OF SAN DIEGO
Serial Number: 704025
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N744SX

PZL-Mielec (Sikorsky) S-70i Black Hawk 044/704025 SP-YVL , N744SX
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/s70.php
http://www.pzlmielec.pl/en/offer/produc ... scription/

The Hawk - Colourful Hawks.
https://aeroboek.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/the-hawk/

City of San Diego Intends to Purchase an S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter for Firefighting and Search and Rescue.
Sikorsky, a division of Lockheed Martin, signed a contract to deliver one S-70i FIREHAWK Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration to the city of San Diego.
http://www.heliweb.com/city-san-diego-i ... lack-hawk/
https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2018-02 ... i-FIREHAWK
https://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/ ... ehawk.html
https://twitter.com/Sikorsky/status/968597123536125952

December,2017 - $9.8M Firehawk Copter OK’d — Now San Diego Will Have 3
The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to spend $9.8 million to buy a firefighting helicopter, boosting the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s aerial fleet to three.
The council separately approved using bond revenues to fund a $13.7 million hangar for its helicopters that will include living and office space. The facility will be built at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport.
https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/20 ... go-will-3/

The City Council voted unanimously this week to spend $19.8 million to buy a firefighting helicopter, which will increase the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's aerial fleet from two to three.
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/dec/15/sa ... -Firehawk/

November,2017 - San Diego may spend $34M on firefighting chopper, storage hangar
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/new ... story.html

https://www.sandiego.gov/fire/about/org ... ams/airops
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego ... Department

Take a look at the Aerotechnews piece on the Firehawk we are purchasing.
http://www.aerotechnews.com/blog/2018/0 ... -firehawk/
This ship will be a significant addition to our Air Ops program. Firehawk
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/969675458106114048
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/968647374158491648
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April,2018
New SDFD Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK (Copter 3) arrived ahead of schedule from its voyage across the Atlantic. Was just off-loaded at the Port of Baltimore & will be trucked to Coatesville, PA tomorrow. The S70i can deliver between 133%-233% more water than current SDFD copter fleet.
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/983118769978359814
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March,2018
First SDFD FIREHAWK now loaded on ship in Germany for journey to US. Thank you Sikorsky for the warm welcome to the family. Many lives and property will be saved over the many years Copter 3 will be in service.
After it arrives in US, it goes to United Rotorcraft Solutions (Texas) for completion (tank, hoist, landing gear, paint, etc).
Hope to have available in San Diego by late fall when historically the Santa Ana winds have caused most loss of life and destruction of property in SD.
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/977599743508471808
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March,2018
New Sikorsky FIREHAWK SDFD Copter 3 was loaded onto ship in Germany today. 3-4 week voyage to the US and then trucked to Sikorsky in PA. Main & tail rotor blades and quality control inspection at Sikorsky before delivery in June.
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/976972534179491840
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March,2018
First SDFD Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK multi-mission helicopter being shipped from factory in Poland, trucked to Germany and then loaded on a ship bound for US.
https://twitter.com/OCFAChief/status/975764658131906561
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Re: San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:24 pm
by Brian
Some new SD City tail numbers reserved this month.
One might be for the new Copter 3 ....

CITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT
Reserved Date 06/22/2018
N281SD
N282SD
N283SD
N284SD
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... 1&PageNo=1

Re: San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:48 pm
by Brian
Twitter update:

Our new SDFD Copter 3 just made its way from PA to TX for its paint job (no, even tho it’s cool, we aren’t keeping the matte finish!).
Thanks to our friends LACoFireAirOps for all their help! Firehawk
https://twitter.com/SDFDChief/status/10 ... 3349764096

Photo showing the manufacturer temporary tail number of N744SX

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Re: San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:36 pm
by Brian
Sikorsky Delivers First Black Hawk Helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department - Jul 16, 2018

COATESVILLE, Penn., July 16, 2018 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find and extinguish wildfires, perform rescue missions, and deliver initial medical care across the city and neighboring counties.

Ahead of its modifications into the FIREHAWK configuration in 2019, San Diego Fire-Rescue will press the new helicopter into aerial firefighting service later this year using an 850-gallon internal tank.
https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2018-07 ... 0003017586
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/new ... story.html
http://www.cbs8.com/story/38665202/san- ... r-to-fleet

Re: San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:15 pm
by Brian
FAA database updated on August 7th.

N744SX - CITY OF SAN DIEGO
Serial Number: 704025
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N744SX

Re: San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:56 pm
by Brian
San Diego Fire Copter 3 made the trip from Texas to San Diego County :)

N744SX - (ADS-B)
MYF
SAN DIEGO, CA
FRI 14-SEP-2018
17:09 PDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N744SX

Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk N283SD
https://www.helis.com/database/news/sdf ... or-scheme/
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/47545/

Copter 3's fresh new paint job will soon be seen flying over
CityofSanDiego
Firehawk still needs a little more work but will be a welcome addition to sdfd air ops.
https://twitter.com/sdfd/status/1040080420270825477
https://mobile.twitter.com/SDFDChief/st ... 8012825601
https://twitter.com/HelisDatabase/statu ... 7803069440

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Re: N283SD - San Diego City Fire - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S70i Firehawk Helicopter

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:49 am
by Brian
First San Diego flight in the county!
It was flying over Lower Otay Lakes on Saturday October 13th afternoon.
Using the N744SX ModeS code: AA030C with FlightID: N283SD