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BC Wildfire testing NVGs with helitankers

British Columbia Wildfire Service over two nights in July conducts tests near Penticton with helitankers to determine how night vision goggles can assist with future firefighting operations.

FAA approves Lycoming EIS on Robinson Helicopters

R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15, 2020, will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System designed to increase reliability and reduce maintenance.

RSG receives STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell helicopters

Rotorcraft Services receives STC from FAA for Astronautics RoadRunner EFI – a direct replacement for existing attitude director and horizontal situation indicator functionality – on Bell helicopters.
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Covid wildfire

How Coronavirus could make a bad wildfire season even worse

Edward Struzik of Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and author of Firestorm, How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future, describes the potential impact of COVID-19 on the current wildfire season in Canada and beyond. » Read more...

Leonardo enhances AW139 with Honeywell Phase 8

The Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software, as well as the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System optional kit, is now EASA-certified for the AW139, which includes setting automated approach to any user-defined location. » Read more...

VFS catalogues 300th eVTOL

The Vertical Flight Society on July 22 announced it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. » Read more...

Taking the F-150 a Step Further

Mario Cywinski, editor of MRO magazine and a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, describes advances of the 2021 Ford F-150, available with a a mobile generator and hybrid powertrain. » Read more...

Royal Air Force contract for 16 Protector drones

General Atomics signs a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for an initial order of three Protector RG Mk1 drones, with an option for adding 13 more aircraft. » Read more...
AFF Summit

3rd Annual King Air Summit

September 17, 2020
Location: Fast Air Ltd., Winnipeg, MB
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Aerial Firefighting Virtual Symposium

October 22, 2020
Location: Online
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