The State of Colorado has taken another affirmative step toward acquiring a fire aviation fleet. They have advertised for bids to provide up to three helicopters. There are two announcements, one for a Type 2 helicopter, and another for “up to two” Type 3 helicopters.
The bid due date is June 13, and the state expects the one-year contract to begin on July 1, 2014.
Their plan was to contract for three or four helicopters in 2014 and up to four large air tankers in 2015 and beyond.
Thanks and a hat tip go out to Bean