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International Fleet Begins Return to Australia for Summer Fire Season

As the fire season winds down in the Northern Hemisphere, the aerial firefighting fleets of companies that provide global resources to Australia have begun...

Fraser Island Fire Continues to Burn Despite Aerial Firefighting Efforts

A fire that has been burning on Australia's Fraser Island in Queensland for over 6 weeks is gaining ground this week as aerial firefighting...

A Defence chopper sparked Canberra’s Namadgi bushfire, but its crew didn’t tell authorities the location for 45 minutes

The crew of an Australian Army helicopter that sparked a massive bushfire in Namadgi National Park did not pass on crucial details about the...

Thales and StandardAero Successfully Achieve the Industry’s First 4-Axis Autopilot Flight Test for Airbus AS350 and H125 Helicopters

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – November 30, 2020 – Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system that will bring...

Wildfires continue to burn in west as warmer temperatures head east

Gusty, warm winds and dry conditions help spread a new wildfire in the West, this time in Colorado Springs. The Bear Creek Fire temporarily led...

Aerial fire trail inspections take off

The NSW Government is taking to the air using helicopters for aerial inspections of fire trails across the state in preparation for the summer...

Helicopters, Large Air Tanker Called in to Fight Fraser Island Fire

Conair's Bundaberg based Q-400 large air tanker and McDermott aviation's Bell 214ST are just two of the many firefighting assets being sent to Fraser...

OCFA Hosts Media Event to Showcase Coulson CH-47 Abilities

In a joint exercise hosted by the Orange County Fire Authority and Los Angeles County Fire Department, press members gathered at fire loading site...

Aerial Support Called to Fight Avenel Fire

Aerial support was deployed from Mangalore to fight a hay fire in Avenel on Thursday afternoon. Emergency services, including fire trucks from Avenel, Seymour, Locksley and Nagambie,...

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