Erickson Air-Crane Appoints Glenn Splieth as Vice President of Global Human Resources

  Erickson Air-Crane Appoints Glenn Splieth as Vice President of Global Human

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- October 15, 2013

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a
leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial
and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and
operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter,
announced today that Glenn Splieth has been named Vice President of Global
Human Resources, effective October 14, 2013.

Mr. Splieth has over 25 years of experience in human resources management and
program development. He was most recently with RadiSys Corporation, a leading
wireless infrastructure and solutions provider for telecom, aerospace, and
defense applications. At Radisys, Mr. Splieth directed company-wide HR
management in 12 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, and was
deeply involved in acquisition integration. Prior to his tenure with RadiSys
Corporation, Mr. Splieth held HR leadership positions at NetTest Corporation,
Epson Portland, Inc., Mentor Graphics Corporation and Hewlett Packard

Udo Rieder, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “We believe that
Glenn will be invaluable to us as we continue to build a strong platform and
pursue a global growth opportunity providing aerial services to an
increasingly diverse customer base of both commercial and government entities.
We look forward to having the benefit of Glenn’s expertise as we continue to
build a team of talented, seasoned executives and employees, execute our
strategy, and reinforce our culture of success. ”

The Company noted that Mr. Splieth has human resources management experience
in the areas of change management, organizational development, global employee
relations, compensation, benefits, learning and development, and staffing. He
holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Utah
State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Montana State

Mr. Splieth commented, “Erickson has quickly established itself as one of the
world's leading aviation services providers, and I'm thrilled to begin my
tenure with the Company. I’m excited to be part of such a strong executive
management team, and I eagerly look forward to contributing my expertise to
our continued growth and development.”

About Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of
commercial and government customers. Erickson currently operates a diverse
fleet of 91 rotary-wing and fixed wing aircraft, including a fleet of 20
heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes. This fleet supports a wide and worldwide variety of
government and commercial customers, across a broad range of aerial services,
including critical supply and logistics for deployed military forces,
humanitarian relief, firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure
construction, and crewing. Erickson also maintains a vertical manufacturing
capability for the S-64 Aircrane, related components, and other aftermarket
support and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the S-64 Aircrane
and other aircraft.

Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and maintains
facilities and operations in North America, South America, the Middle East,
Africa and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or
results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the
forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by
words such as “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,”
“intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these
terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are
based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks
and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ
materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a
result of risks and uncertainties, which include: that we recently completed
both the Air Amazonia and Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. (“EHI”) acquisitions and
we may not realize the benefits of these acquisitions on a timely basis or at
all; our ability to integrate these businesses successfully or in a timely and
cost-efficient manner; our ability to successfully expand these businesses,
enter new markets and manage international expansion; that we do not have
extensive operating history in the aerial services segments, in the geographic
areas, or with the types of aircraft historically operated by EHI and Air
Amazonia; that the anticipated reduction in troops in Afghanistan in the
near-term may adversely affect us; that we operate in certain dangerous and
war-affected areas, which may result in hazards to our fleet and personnel;
the hazards associated with our helicopter operations, which involve
significant risks and which may result in hazards that may not be covered by
our insurance or may increase the cost of our insurance; our safety record;
our substantial indebtedness; that we and our subsidiaries may still incur
significant additional indebtedness; our failure to obtain any required
financing on favorable terms; compliance with debt obligations and our
substantial indebtedness, which could adversely affect our financial condition
and impair our ability to grow and operate our business; cancellations,
reductions or delays in customer orders; our ability to collect on customer
receivables; weather and seasonal fluctuations that impact aerial services
activities; competition; reliance on a small number of large customers; the
impact of short-term contracts; the availability and size of our fleet; the
impact of government spending; the ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; the impact of environmental and other regulations, including FAA
regulations and similar international regulations; our ability to accurately
forecast financial guidance; our ability to convert backlog into revenues and
appropriately plan expenses; worldwide economic conditions (including
conditions in Greece and Italy); the fluctuation in the price of fuel; the
impact of changes in the value of foreign currencies; and the risks of doing
business in developing countries and politically or economically volatile
areas; as well as other risks and uncertainties more fully described under the
heading “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K
as well as the other reports we file with the SEC from time to time.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.
Erickson Air-Crane assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements
to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors
affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by
applicable laws.


Investor Relations Contact:
ICR, Inc.
James Palczynski, 203-247-2095
Media Contact:
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated
Brian Carlson, 503-505-5884
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