ABOUT THE AFF SERIES

Since 2008 Tangent Link has brought to the world’s attention the extreme challenges faced by aerial firefighting pilots and crews in the fight against wildland fires. These indiscriminate and potentially life changing environmental events are debated to ensure aerial firefighting operators are provided with a truly global platform to ensure best practice is achieved.

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TOP REASONS TO ATTEND

  • The event that connects the world of aerial firefighters.
  • Help shape the tactics and technologies of the AFF community.
  • Understand the capability gaps and stakeholder priorities.

S-64 Skycranes – Jewels in Erickson’s Crown

Erickson Air-Crane based in Medford, Oregon, has a fleet of 60 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. But the jewels of its crown are the 20 or so S-64 Skycranes it operates. These former US Army workhorses are deployed all over the world in the north and south hemispheres. Chris Schuldt, Director of Defense & Security […]

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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 […]

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Drone Hopper is Looking for Investment

Drone Hopper started up about two years ago. It is currently developing a family of unique UAVs. Two are being developed for firefighting, 300 litre Wildhopper and 150 litre Urban Hopper. What marks UAVs different from aircraft is that they can operate at night as well as the day. A spokesman from the company told […]

Drone Hopper at Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017

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 […]

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Cobham Gets Set to Launch Helicopter Academy

Cobham Aviation Services are all set to launch their Helicopter Academy later in the year, at Newquay International Airport.  It comes just as the company successfully completes its Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) contract early next year, after 20 years of fulfilling the UK MoD’s exacting helicopter training needs. Here at the SAR International Exhibition […]

Cobham Helicopter