Coulson Aviation Leading the Way

Wayne Coulson, Chief Executive Officer of Coulson Aviation attended Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017 to deliver a presentation on his latest aircraft – the Boeing 737-300 Fireliner and to attend the exhibition. Coulson Aviation based in Vancouver, has acquired six of these airliners which it will convert into water-bombers. The conversion is being carried out at […]

Air Affairs’ Airborne ISR

Australian company, Air Affairs was making its first visit to a Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting exhibition.  The Melbourne-based company operates 14 Learjets, the largest fleet in the world and a Beech 200.  The Learjets primary role is Red Air, acting as an adversary for the air force, for low level strike against Navy ships and […]

Viking Air’s Future Super Scooper Plans

Having officially acquired the Bombardier CL-215/-415 business on October 1, 2016 Canadian aerospace company, Viking Air has been coy about its future plans for the water-bomber.  Until the Tangent Link’s Search and Rescue (SAR) International Conference that is. Viking Air’s Christian Bergeron told the author, “We have spent time rebuilding confidence in the customer’s support functions.  […]

Heli-Union Looks at Alternative Markets

Over the past two years, Toussus-Le-Noble based Heli-Union has embarked upon a strategy of diversification. As Jean-Baptiste Olry, the company’s Head of Sales and Operations told Tangent Link: “We were once focused more on the oil and gas industry, but now we want to diversify into other areas”. The unwillingness by oil and gas companies […]

EU Commissioner addresses the Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting Conference in Nîmes

With wildfires breaking out all over Europe this summer, Christian Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, has had his hand full of late. We appreciate that he found time in his busy schedule to deliver the key-note address. He spoke of his admiration for the work the aerial firefighting community is […]

The European Stage is set for the Assembly of Global Aerial Firefighters

Nîmes, France October 2017 Tangent Link delivers the world’s largest aerial firefighting demonstration to Nîmes on October 16-17. As part of a two-day Aerial Firefighting conference and exhibition (AFF), aircraft from across Europe will assemble at Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes airport, home to the Sécurité Civile main aerial firefighting hub. The event is being hosted at the brand […]

Highlighting the new Civil Protection Aviation Hub for Europe

Paris Air Show, June 15, 2017 – Sécurité Civile has a large fleet of aerial firefighting fixed wing aircraft and SAR helicopters. In March 2017, the firefighting fleet was relocated from Marseille-Marignane to Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport, centralising aviation assets at the new Aerial Firefighting Training Centre and MRO facility. Tangent Link will be attending this year’s […]