AERIAL FIREFIGHTING NORTH AMERICA 2020
SPRING 2020 | CALIFORNIA, USA
CONFERENCE | EXHIBITION | WORKSHOPS | AWARDS
NOTABLE 2018 SPONSORS
DynCorp International is a leading global services provider offering unique, tailored solutions for an ever-changing world. Built on more than seven decades of experience as a trusted partner to commercial, government and military customers, DI provides sophisticated aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions wherever we are needed. DynCorp International is headquartered in McLean, Va. For more information, visit our blogs Inside DI or DI at Work or follow DynCorp International on Twitter.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft continues to deliver operational advantages, with more than 175 civil and military customers. Our products and services go beyond our own designed aircraft, with customers ranging from Aircraft and Equipment OEM’s, to operators, MRO’s, repair stations and brokers. We offer a complete range of design, engineering, supply and support solutions for any aircraft type. Current modification solutions include avionics, CRT to LCD replacements, wIFE, video surveillance (cockpit, cabin & cargo), galley and medivac. In addition we can provide tailor made STC, supply and support solutions, all the way up to aircraft upgrades and conversions.
In 2018, Neptune Aviation will celebrate 25 seasons as the primary provider of large airtanker services to the United States Forest Service. In 2010, Neptune became the world’s first aerial firefighting company to deploy a British Aerospace built BAe-146-200 regional jet in an airtanker role. The four-engine jet, modified with a 3,000-gallon capacity fire retardant tanking system, represents the first of a new generation of large airtankers and is now part of a fleet of 9. Neptune employs a proficient cadre of A&P mechanics and FAA certificated repairmen to maintain the BAe fleet.
Based in Alberta, Canada and California, USA, Air Spray operates a large fleet of Airtankers and lead planes, including Single Engine Airtankers, Amphibious Scoopers and Heavy Airtankers including the BAE-146-200. Air Spray also carries out Airtanker conversions, tank design and manufacture and the development of flight simulators specifically designed for both in-house and remote Airtanker fire mission training.
Operating since 1954, Air Spray is one of the world’s oldest and most respected aerial firefighting companies. Air Spray’s many years of experience is key to our ability to provide exceptional equipment, outstanding service and at all times, safety in all that we do.
Conair Group Inc. (Conair) is the world’s most experienced specialty aircraft operator delivering a comprehensive range of aerial firefighting, multi-role aircraft
and aviation services worldwide. Conair’s expertise is the manufacture and support of modified Avro RJ85 and Q400MR aircraft for use in aerial firefighting and transporting people/cargo in
support of emergency response operations.
Conair is a Canadian company established in 1969 that employs over 300 skilled people and safely flies 6,000 to 10,000 aerial firefighting flight hours with over 65 aircraft each year. Conair has operations in Canada, USA, France, and Australia.
Aero-Flite Inc., established in 1963 is an industry leader specialized in providing safe, rapid, and reliable aerial fire suppression services to customers in the United States. Aero-Flite, Inc. provides aircraft and operational support for Exclusive-Use and Call When Needed (CWN) contracted services for both the CL-415 Scooper and Avro RJ85 Airtanker aircraft.
Aero-Flite, Inc. is the largest and only private operator in the world of the Bombardier ‘Canadair’ CL-415. Combined with a fleet of “Next Generation” Avro
RJ85 Airtankers, Aero-Flite Inc., provides both amphibious and land-based retardant delivery options that allows its clients to provide maximum safety and efficiency on the fireline.
Viking is a world-class aerospace company and manufacturer of the Twin Otter Series 400, the best-selling 19-passenger turboprop available today. Certified in 2010, to date over 130 aircraft have
sold to 30 countries worldwide.
In 2016, Viking acquired the manufacturing rights for the Canadair CL-215, CL-215T, and CL-415 aircraft. With this transfer, Viking assumed responsibility for all product support for the global fleet of 170 aerial firefighters.
In addition to these Amphibious Aircraft, Viking is the OEM for the legacy fleet of de Havilland aircraft, supporting operators worldwide with factory new parts, in-service engineering, field service support, and warranty administration.
Phos-Chek brand Long-Term Fire Retardants, Class A & B Foams, and Water Enhancing Gels are the world’s leading chemical solutions for managing wild land, industrial and municipal fires. In 1962, the Phos-Chek name was born and an era of innovation and partnership began. For several years before and for four decades since, we have worked side-by-side with fire management agencies in North America and across the world to provide safe and effective firefighting chemicals to meet the needs and desires of fire management personnel.
Coulson Aviation is a leading provider of both aerial fire suppression aircraft and equipment. Coulson Aviation is a privately owned family company with operating companies in Canada, The United States and Australia.
The company has over 130,000 safe flight hours and has been in the aviation business over 30 years operating a diverse fleet of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
MAFFS is combination of two leading aircraft support companies, United Aeronautical located in California and Blue Aerospace located in Florida. MAFFS is the owner of all assets related to the design and manufacturing of the MAFFS I, MAFFS II and RADS II retardant delivery systems. Our company recently manufactured and sold the MAFFS II to the Colombian Air Force and we are currently in production with a second system scheduled for delivery mid-summer. Our company has manufactured systems, and are in current production for more systems, including different aircraft platforms. Maffs provides training, pre-and post-season inspections, spare parts, repair services, and long-term product support initiatives. MAFFS is committed to the service and support of existing systems RADS II and MAFFS 1 as well as the continued effective operation of MAFFS II systems.
MAFFS recently manufactured several of the versatile MAFFS II Trailers (originally designed to load and unload the MAFFS II). This Cargo Loading Trailer can be used as a platform for MAFFS II storage, testing, pre-flight inspection, and transport. The trailer is compatible with the C-130 cargo floor for air transportation. The unique fold up sides allows the Cargo Loading Trailer to be used for a wide of range of logistical solutions.
Helimax Aviation, Inc. based in Sacramento, California and has been serving the utility industries in the area since 1996. Helimax offers a variety of services to meet your needs.
Helimax’s fleet ranges from light-lift to super heavy helicopters for many different operations, including passenger transport, forestry firefighting, and precision long-line lift operations. With the capabilities, experience, and skills needed, Helimax can provide its customers the right aircraft for their project, from the AS350 B to the powerful CH-47D super heavy helicopter.
Helimax Aviation is highly committed to the safety of our aircraft, the safety of our passengers, and the safety of our customer’s projects. We encompass strong leadership and dedication from our highly qualified pilots, crew teams, and maintenance personnel to ensure the success of the project during all flight operations.
Heligroup is a compilation of the industry’s best performers in aviation applications including CHI Aviation Inc., Helimax Aviation Inc, Preferred Avionics LLC., Airborne Suppression Technologies LLC. and Tandem Rotor LLC.
Insitu’s Commercial Aviation Rapid Response Teams are quickly-dispatched, cross-functional professional Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operators. The teams utilize Insitu’s INEXA™ Solutions — a comprehensive suite of remote aerial sensing professionals, tools, and data collection, analysis and information delivery services. Insitu provides both unmanned and manned aerial sensing services using Electro-optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) payloads and sensors. Flying in darkness or dense smoke supplementing manned firefighting fleets, Insitu delivers near real-time video and geo-referenced images of hot spots, fire lines and points of interest, allowing Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists to perform analyses and create geospatial mapping. This up-to-date information provides incident commanders with enhanced emergency response efforts, increased situational awareness and safety, and supported planning and resource allocation.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
C4 Systems is a design and integration powerhouse specializing in providing aerial forces with military grade technology allowing them to operate as one powerful unit with collective situational awareness and increased decision-making abilities. We aim to improve safety, performance and mission-effectiveness by providing operational and field proven turnkey affordable Solutions: