Tangent Link’s EW & Cyber Live Event Illuminates Important Issues

The Electronic Warfare & Military Cyber Live event took place at Tartu Airport, Estonia on 25 – 27 September 2017. Organised by Tangent Link Ltd (UK) in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Defence Industry Association, a total of 15 international cyber and EW companies, gave both formal presentations and performed […]

Global SuperTanker is Going Truly Global

Global SuperTanker Services operates the biggest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world, a Boeing 747-400, N744ST/’944’. Initially developed by Evergreen International, Global SuperTanker acquired the physical and intellectual property rights related to Evergreen’s original Supertanker. In doing so, it integrated the existing sprayer tank system into ‘944’. At Aerial Firefighting 2017, Jim Wheeler, President and […]

S-64 Skycranes – Jewels in Erickson’s Crown

Erickson Inc. 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 Defence & Security […]

Vallfirest Launches Leo Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

Barcelona-based Vallfirest provides tools and machinery for firefighting, but has now developed the Leo bucket system for aerial firefighting. The Leo enhances any fire attack, generating a completely expanded and homogeneous Class A foam. The system is equipped with a smart release system giving the pilot the chance to drop part of the water in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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