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Rebuilding the Fleet

At one time the United States heavy air tanker aerial firefighting fleet numbered in the mid forties. Attrition, accidents and the demise of several air tanker companies saw that number decline to just nine only a few years ago.

Wipaire designates Air Tractor Europe “Top Fire Boss distributor”

Fire Boss, a private Minnesota-based company specializing in amphibious scooping aircraft floats, has recently named Air Tractor Europe S.L. of Valencia, Spain as the...

Senator John McCain confirmed to address Aerial Firefighting leaders at AFF 2016

With only six weeks to go until the Aerial Firefighting conference in Sacramento, California (22-23 March 2016), Senator John McCain, the U.S. Senator for...

CAL FIRE’S Ken Pimlott interview in Sacramento

Interview with the State of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Chief Ken Pimlott, 22 March 2016, on the first day of the Aerial Fire Fighting Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Trotter Controls introduces LCD pilot interface

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Trotter Controls, Inc. recently introduced a new pilot interface for the GEN II Fire Retardant Dispersal System (FRDS).  It uses...

Aerial Firefighting International returns to Sacramento, California

It is against this backdrop that the 13th Aerial Firefighting International conference has been officially announced by Tangent Link and will take place during March 2016, returning to its recent US home of Sacramento in California.

Avialsa treats more than 400 fires by midseason

During this summer fire season as of mid-July, Avialsa aircraft have flown over 1,000 flight hours and participated in more than 400 forest fires in Valencia, Catalonia and France.

BITOLA AIRSHOW – Macedonia 2010

The sole airshow organized on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia during the year 2010 took place on 18 and 19 September 2010...

Doing more with less

The economic turmoil that has encircled the globe has affected all aspects of society in one way or another. The inevitable budget cuts that follow such a downturn will certainly have a huge impact on wildland firefighting

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