Far From Spartan

Leonardo is supporting the certification of the C-27J Spartan as a water bomber.

Coulson Aviation join the fight against Amazon fires

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group of Companies, and the Ministry of Defence, Bolivia, have secured a deal in which Coulson Aviation will be sending three type 1 helicopters to help and support the firefighting efforts in the Amazon. “We are honored that the Bolivian Government had chosen to work with Coulson […]

The First Dash 8-Q400MR Has Landed in Nimes Garons

The first of six Dash 8-Q400MRs ordered by France has been delivered to the Sécurité Civile base Nimes-Garons this week. Built by Bombardier, modified by Conair and initially registered as C-FXFK, the aircraft has been delivered just in time for the fire season in France. This new aircraft will join the two former Scandinavian Airlines […]

Embry-Riddle licences counter-drone technology to Drone Defense Systems

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have signed a licencing agreement with Florida company Drone Defense Systems, covering new technology to detect and commandeer unauthorized drones to a safe landing. The technology, developed by Embry-Riddle faculty member Dr. Houbing Song, suggests a safe and affordable way to neutralize rogue drones, without having to shoot them down or force […]

US Forest Service completes week-long training with C-130 Hercules units

While the Lockheed C-130 Hercules is best known for transporting personnel and cargo, this military workhorse is also used in the US for wildland firefighting. Three of the four military C-130 firefighting airlift wings — Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming, making up the Air Expeditionary Group — came together last week in Colorado, for a week-long […]

Polish Navy orders four Leonardo AW101s for SAR and ASW roles

Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo has announced the sale of four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the Polish Navy. PZL-Świdnik, Leonardo’s main industrial presence in Poland, will act as the prime contractor and responsible for the entire contract execution, was selected in a multi-stage process. The Świdnik facility already plays a significant […]

European Space Agency develops new fire detection product

The European Space Agency has developed their Sentinel-3 World Fires Atlas Prototype product over the southern countries of the ESA member states, using as input the Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B SLSTR Level 1b data containing two dedicated channels (F1 and F2) for fire and high temperature event monitoring capable of detecting  fires up to ~650 K […]

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