Cargo North and SEI's BATT team up to revolutionize bulk fuel delivery by aircraft.

May 7 2014

SEI's BATT loaded inside Cargo North Basler aircraft

Cargo North's two new Basler turbine aircraft and their unique capabilities, teamed up with SEI Industries’ BATT, is a combo that is revolutionizing the way bulk fuel is delivered in Canada's North.
 
If you’ve spent any time in aviation, you know a legend when you see one.  With more than 60 years of incredible service, from frozen pole to frozen pole and everywhere in between, the legendary DC-3 has been reborn as the new Basler Turbo 67 aircraft.
 
May 7 2014

New Approach Reduces Reliance on Diesel

Apr 9 2014

Arctic King Used to Reduce Diesel Reliance

In days gone by, panning for gold often meant long hours spent kneeling at the edge of a river bank, swirling water through a pan to sift out a few tiny glittering nuggets.  Fortunately, those days are long gone and, today, exploring for gold is a sophisticated juggle of logistical planning, asset management and environmental stewardship.
 
For many exploration companies, there’s also a strong desire to operate more efficiently now – especially since many face a number of challenges working in very remote locations where physical access is limited and the climate is harsh. 
 
Apr 9 2014

Aerial Fire fighters in action in Laggala

Aug 29 2011

 

Two Bell 212 helicopters from No. 7 Squadron stationed at SLAF Base at Hingurakgoda were deployed this afternoon (01st August 2011) around 3pm to assist in retarding the spread of a major forest fire which erupted in the Laggala forest area close to Wilgamuwa in the Matale District.

Using water from an adjacent tank, the helicopter crew of the first Bell 212 battled the fire with the aid of its underslung ‘Bambi bucket’ flying 6 consecutive shuttles and limited the spread of the raging flames.
On a request made by the Disaster Management Center, SLAF pilots Squadron Leader Chamila Hiripitiya and Flight Lieutenant Dumidu Marasinghe deployed to the area. The fire had spread very quickly at the base of the mountain range which made the operation of fighting the fire a tricky business as it was difficult to maneuver the helicopter along the mountain slope. However this fire had to be curtailed, as, had it reached the nearby ‘Nagolla’ town the consequences would have been disastrous.  The pilots had to fly 7 km from the scene of the fire to obtain water from a tank which was itself an arduous task as the water levels in the tank were also depleting. 
Aug 29 2011

If You Can't Stand the Heat...

Jul 20 2011
Controlling a raging forest fire or an unrelenting wildfire is a task that few pilots are capable of undertaking. James Careless finds out what it takes to be one. Click on the photo below to read a latest article from RotorHub Magazine.

Jul 20 2011

NC Forestry Down To 1 Pilot To Fight Wildfires

Jun 6 2011

DARE COUNTY, N.C. -- After a month, a fire in eastern North Carolina is still burning strong.

More than 45,000 acres have already been burned up in this mostly rural area of Dare County.

 

Jun 6 2011

Firefighters get helicopter help battling brush fires

Jun 5 2011

 
VOLUSIA COUNTY -- Next to water, helicopters known collectively in Volusia County as Air One, are probably the most important piece of equipment firefighters have.
 
"We do bambi bucket operations. We do law enforcement, which is our primary job. We also do EMS," said Todd Whaley, helicopter pilot.
 
Jun 5 2011

Fire Crews Battle Blazes in Sutherland

May 4 2011

Firefighters have warned of a continuing "severe" risk of grass fires after battling to bring a series of blazes under control in the Highlands.
 
Over the past week crews from Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) have attended 60 wildfires.
 
May 4 2011

Efforts to Contain Extensive Gorse Fires

May 3 2011

Firefighters in a number of counties are tonight tackling gorse fires in an effort to prevent flames from spreading further.

High winds and dry conditions have been making the task more difficult.

Units from the Offaly Fire Service are tackling two large fires that have spread onto Bord na Móna lands in the county tonight.
 
May 3 2011

Crews continue to battle wild fires across Scotland

May 3 2011

Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to battle wild fires which have broken out across the north of Scotland.

Earlier, a fire closed the A82 between Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum in Argyll for about two hours leading to tailbacks in both directions.

Elsewhere, a boat was used to get firefighters to a remote location affected by another wild fire.

May 3 2011

Columbia Helicopters Dispatches Second Helicopter to Texas Fires

Apr 22 2011

Columbia Helicopters has dispatched a second heavy-lift helicopter to assist in battling the extensive wild fires burning throughout Texas. The Columbia 107-II helicopter departed from the company’s headquarters Thursday morning, and should arrive in Abilene, Texas on Friday.

 

The second aircraft joins another Columbia 107-II helicopter that has been fighting fire in Texas since February. Both of the company’s helicopters join a growing fleet of aircraft currently dedicated to the Texas fires.

“We know that Texas is now experiencing one of the worst fire seasons in recent history,” said company President Michael Fahey. “Our crews will do everything they can to support efforts to extinguish these fires.”

Apr 22 2011