Aerial Fire News

Ag aviators seek expanded role in fighting fires

Suppose California had a squadron of agricultural-aviation planes that could scramble to assist with firefighting efforts at a moment's notice. Rob Scherzinger, who chairs the...

McDermott Aviation Drops Over One Million Liters of Water in Fraser Island Fire

All Australian owned and operated McDermott Aviation Group has been providing assets to fight the long-running fire on Fraser Island in Queensland's North over...

Blue Sky Network’s Scottsdale, Arizona Facility Receives the AS9100 Certification

SAN DIEGO, CA, December 10, 2020 – This week, Blue Sky Network announced that its Scottsdale, Arizona facility received the AS9100 certification for its...

Leonardo Announces Delivery of HH-139B Aerial Firefighting Capable Variant of Successful AW139

Rome, 3 December 2020 – Leonardo has announced today the recent delivery of the first HH- 139B twin-engine helicopter to the Italian Air Force,...

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...

Colorado Dept of Fire Prevention COE awarded Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award

The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting has been awarded the 2020 POPULAR SCIENCE Best of What’s New Award in the security...

Bushfire near Freeling under control, but CFS on alert for change in weather

Farmer Tommy Meaney was about to order a beer at the Gungellan Hotel in Freeling when someone warned him to look outside. Large plumes of...

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...

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