News & Events
April 4, 2011
SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of six Bambi Buckets to the AASF, Army Aviation Support Facility in Austin Texas for use in the new LUH, UH-72 Lakota aircraft program. The Bambi Bucket, 120 USG/460 Litres capacity model has been chosen as the Weapon of Choice for the UH-72 Lakota aircraft, the military version of the Eurocopter EC 145. Initially marketed as the UH-145, the Lakota was selected as the winner of the United States Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.
March 23, 2011
CTV News: B.C. innovation helping to douse Japanese nuclear reactors
It was originally meant to fight forest fires, but an innovation from a B.C.-based company is being used by the Japanese military to douse water on the country’s dangerously overheated nuclear reactors.
Helicopters are using huge fabric buckets to pick up thousands of litres of water at a time on runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Fukushima Daichi reactors — buckets designed by Delta-based SEI Industries.
SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce that Firehawk Helicopters will beta test SEI’s new Bambi Bucket for the 2011 fire season. SEI’s ‘next generation’ Bambi Bucket offers unlimited split drops, coverage level control, load control and data collection in an entirely new, lightweight design.
SEI Industries Ltd. introduced Powerfill systems as part of the Bambi Bucket product line to the helicopter firefighting industry in 2001. Since then, more agencies and operators worldwide have recognized the benefits of Powerfill with quicker dips, reduced turn times and ability to regulate external load to work within operating safety limitations. Recent contract changes with the US Forest Service to include Powerfill as a requirement is recognition that this feature and functionality is now widely accepted as a means to achieve increased efficiency and performance on the fire line. SEI will be displaying the Bambi Powerfill systems at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Florida, March 6-8, 2011 and welcomes attendees to come by booth #1218 and see why SEI continues to be the industry leader in firefighting bucket technology since 1982.
SEI Industries Ltd. continues to be committed to R&D and supporting our customers with new, innovative technologies that help them perform safely and effectively on the fire line. Although SEI continues to make improvements on the original Bambi Bucket design (since 1982) to keep the simple, full-salvo standard udder valve bucket even more robust and reliable, SEI is also pursuing new innovative solutions for a new multiple dump Bambi Bucket.
Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting the complete Bambi Bucket product line at the coming Heli-Expo March 6-8, 2011 at Booth #1218. SEI has been a member of HAI since 1982 and is proud to be an annual exhibitor at Heli-Expo.
February 11, 2011
Tired of flying drums to your remote site? SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI) is delighted to unveil its newest product – the Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT) (patents pending).
The BATT is the world’s first collapsible, double walled, aviation specific, baffled transportation fabric tank that enables users to safely transport bulk fuel to remote sites via aircraft. It can be sized to any aircraft and is ideal to transport fuel to remote camps for exploration, military, or construction activities. The BATT will save remote site operators money, improve safety and is more environmentally friendly than traditional drum methods of aviation fuel transport.
December 17, 2010
PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the SW-4 single engine helicopter has received EASA certification for a 650 kg capacity cargo hook. The certification provides for installation of a cargo hook on the SW-4 and the use of the SEI Industries Bambi Bucket 1012 with a capacity of 455 liters for fire-fighting duties. The selected ONBOARD SYSTEMS TALON LC cargo hook allows carrying underslung loads up to 650kg enabling the SW-4 to perform a wide range of utility tasks.
December 9, 2010
Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of the very first Bambi Torrentula® Bucket to the Brazilian Navy. The new BBT4453 (530USG/2000L) Bambi Bucket® will be operated with the Navy’s recently purchased Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter fleet for wildfire suppression in Brazil.
December 8, 2010
Netherlands sends a Chinook transport helicopters and three Cougar to Israel to fight a major forest fire near the city of Haifa. That the ministers decided today Rosenthal and Hillen. The fire raging since yesterday, by drought and high winds are difficult to extinguish. It is the largest fire in the existence of Israel.
The helicopters are expected to leave tomorrow and arrive than earlier this week near Haifa. Defence provides the equipment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will pay the bet.