New Helicopter to Join Hills Firefighting Fleet

October 9, 2023 11:22 am in by
Photo: CFS

South Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet is growing with a new helicopter coming to the Adelaide Hills.

The state government is spending $26.7 million to bring the total number of aircraft in South Australia from 26 to 31.

A new Eurocopter B3 Squirrel helicopter will be based at the CFS Claremont Air Base at Brukunga.

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Relocated from the Woodside Air base in December 2016, the South Australian aviation group Aerotech Australasia established a longer runway and a faster fill capability for aircraft at Brukunga to meet the demands of the CFS in aerial firefighting capability as well as facilities for pilots and crews.