Columbia Helicopters and Aurora Flight Sciences Aim to Develop Technology for Aerial Firefighting Flights in Degraded Visual Environments

Columbia Helicopters (Columbia) and Aurora Flight Sciences (Aurora), a Boeing Company, this week entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the design, integration, testing, and demonstration of an enhanced pilot situational awareness (EPSA) degraded visual environment (DVE) flight capability on a Columbia helicopter to be used for aerial wildland fire suppression. Since aerial […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting Europe brought together over 500 aerial firefighting specialists from all around the globe

The Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting Europe conference and exhibition, took place at Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport, to an impressive backdrop of around 30 aircraft. The event attracted 500 attendees from 34 countries, which helped to make the Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017 one of Tangent Link’s most successful events to date. This year’s venue was the brand new […]