Eagle refurbishes helicopter to raise funds for Cancer Council

Eagle Australasia is proud to have delivered a newly refurbished UH-1H helicopter that will raise awareness and money for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon campaign.

The special pink helicopter will be operated by Fleet Helicopters and used predominately for firefighting and flood relief in New South Wales, with Eagle Australasia also providing support.

Eagle's Managing Director, Grant Boyter, said the total refurbishment took over five months to complete, including a strip and repaint, extensive structural work, a new instrument panel and radio upgrades.

Boyter said the helicopter would provide a “flying billboard” for the Cancer Council.

“It’s also raising money. The owner of the aircraft, Heli-fleet, is donating an amount for each hour it flies. The project has also encouraged two other people to pledge donations of $5000 each so hopefully others will do the same.”

Eagle Australasia has been in operation in Australia for one year with two new hangars currently under construction at its Coffs Harbour Airport headquarters.

Eagle Australasia combines the talents of Australian company, Aero Assist, with the experience of one of the international leaders in the helicopter industry, Canadian-based Eagle Copters Ltd.

Watch Eagle's paint team in action: