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Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

Aurora, Oregon – Columbia Helicopters (Columbia) unveils its Multi-Mission Helicopter Program, featuring the proven Columbia Model 234 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, developed as a single...

Specialist Intelligence Gathering Aircraft ready to keep Tasmanians safe from bushfires

Tasmania’s ability to fight bushfires has again been strengthened through the addition of a Specialist Intelligence Gathering (SIG) Aircraft, bolstering our plan to keep...

Aerial firefighting costs explode after a large flame

Some large-scale fires that required intensive fire fighting from the air meant that the initial annual budget of $ 6.7 million set by Fentz...

Aerial tankers ‘absolutely critical’ to stopping inferno at Perth’s gates

Three large aerial water tankers filled with retardant were what stood between Perth’s out-of-control inferno and disaster as 27 fire crews inside Shady Hills...

Philippine Air Force Orders 15 Black Hawks for Multi Mission Capability

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters for the Philippine Air Force, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles...

Former ACT fire chief says locating and quickly quelling ignition points is the key to beating bushfires

The events of 18 years ago when lightning struck a dead tree near McIntyre's Hut in the Brindabella Valley and was a key generator...

Fierce winds ground crucial firefighting aircraft battling Perth Hills blaze

A second fire in Western Australia is only eight kilometers away from joining a 130-kilometer wall of flames that continues to threaten homes in the Perth Hills...

Kestrel Aviation Launches FireHawk 1 in Australia

Kestrel Aviation, one of Australia's largest fire contractors announced today that in partnership with Florida based Firehawk Helicopters, the company was bringing 'Firehawk 1"...

McDermott Aviation Continues to Fight Western Australia Fires

Aerial assets and resources continue to be scrambled to Australia's west as the fire risk in Western Australia continues to grow. The fire has...

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