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South Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia in dealing with dozens of wildfires. The country is State Partnership Program partner. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard provided buckets to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. “We Leer másSouth Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires[…]

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for 2 Leonardo AW169

Paris, 20/06/2023 – Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA), the authorised distributor for the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan, announced with Leonardo new orders for two AW169 light intermediate twin helicopters at the 54th International Paris Air Show. One helicopter will be delivered to a local firefighting governmental organization, while the other has Leer másMitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for 2 Leonardo AW169[…]

Montenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires

Montenegro Air Force rely on their three Bell 412EPi helicopters to fight country-wide wildfires in the region. Every July, wildfires sweep through Montenegro’s forestland, destroying endangered terrain and threatening people’s lives. When more than half of Montenegro’s ecosystem consists of vast woodland and mountains, the need for a reliable aircraft to help combat severe wildfires Leer másMontenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires[…]

Sikorsky and DARPA flies the S-70 Black Hawk without pilots

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2022 — Sikorsky and DARPA demonstrated how a S-70 Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously and perform cargo resupply missions and a rescue operation. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited S-70 Leer másSikorsky and DARPA flies the S-70 Black Hawk without pilots[…]

Some helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters

In this article we will talk about some of the helicopters and planes currently used by aerial firefighters around the world. Aerial Firefighters Helicopters During wildfires the helicopters are used for firefighter and cargo transport to fighter the fires, water or retardant application, fire reconnaissance, aerial ignition operations, search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement missions, Leer másSome helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters[…]

CH-47 Chinook goes from engaging enemy fire to firefighting

The CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter is cappable from facing enemy fire to firefighting wildfires over the more larger forests. By Honeywell Aerospace In missions like these is easy find Roger Capps, whether flying the CH-47 Chinook over different conflict areas or firefighting wildfires in the parched American West. “I’ve been fascinated with aviation and helicopters Leer másCH-47 Chinook goes from engaging enemy fire to firefighting[…]

Sikorsky, United Rotorcraft prepare for S-70 FIREHAWK helicopter demand

DALLAS, March, 2022 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, signed a marketing teaming agreement that formalizes how both companies will collaborate to meet growing global interest in the S-70 Firehawk helicopter. The agreement will enable the team to identify demand, and more quickly build and configure Leer másSikorsky, United Rotorcraft prepare for S-70 FIREHAWK helicopter demand[…]

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