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Continued Investments to Fight Potential Fires in Green Triangle

The Green Triangle’s timber plantation companies continue to invest in additional aerial fire-fighting capacity in the region to protect its plantation estate, the broader...

Canadian Conair Large Air Tanker Performs 85 drops Across Queensland in Busy Bushfire Season

When bushfires were raging across the Queensland landscape before summer had even arrived, specialist pilot Mark Lewis was among those flying into the thick...

Climate-Fuelled Wildfires Testing the Limits of Canada’s Aging Water Bombers

As Canada's water bombers age — and wildfire seasons are expected to intensify — some wildland firefighters and emergency preparedness experts say the country needs...

SAAF Rotorcraft Shortfall Sees Firefighting Take Preference Over Presidential Duties

That an Oryx medium transport helicopter tasked “For the President” had to be re-tasked for firefighting duty before Christmas is a further example of...

Cargolux Enters the Aerial Firefighting World with Subsidiary Aquarius Aerial Firefighting

Luxembourg-based company Cargolux recently unveiled a new branch of their business, entering into the international aerial firefighting business. The new subsidiary, named Aquarius Aerial...

China’s MA60 Firefighting Aircraft Moves Closer to Certification

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's independently-developed MA60 firefighting aircraft, a new member of the Modern Ark multipurpose aircraft family, is progressing forward on...

Aerial Firefighting Fleet Ready to Keep Victorians Safe

Victoria’s aerial firefighting fleet of helicopters, air tankers, and planes are ready to take to the skies and protect Victorians this fire season, with...

Kestrel Upgrades AS332 for Night Fire Program in Victoria

Australian-owned Kestrel Aviation, based in Mangalore in central Victoria, has upgraded its Airbus AS332L1 Super Puma (Helitak 349) over the winter as it transitions...

Australia Builds Largest Firefighting Air Fleet in Country’s History

Australia has acquired its biggest-ever fleet of firefighting aircraft ahead of the summer bushfire season. The fleet of 500 aircraft now includes a Coulson Fireliner...

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