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“Next Generation” Bambi Bucket

March 23, 2011

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.

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SEI’s Bambi Bucket to exhibit at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2011

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.

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BATT™: Fuel Transport of the Future

February 11, 2011

BATT: The Fuel Transport Tank of the Future

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.

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PZL- Świdnik SW-4 Cargo Hook Receives EASA Certification

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.

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Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

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.

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Netherlands sends Chinook and 3 Cougars to fight Israeli fires

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.

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SEI collapsible fuel and water tanks being used by the DND in Haiti

December 7, 2010

Delta, BC – SEI Industries Ltd. collapsible fuel and water tanks are seen being used by the Department Of National Defence in Leogane, Haiti.

SEI has been busy manufacturing collapsible fuel and water tank for the Canadian military’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and various other humanitarian non-government agencies supplying assistance in Haiti.

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SEI’s Bambi Bucket continues to be Spain’s only choice for aerial firefighting

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to be participating in the International Aerial Firefighting Conference & Exhibition December 2-3, 2010 in Malaga, Spain. The Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting conference & exhibition offers a forum for guest speakers, leading aerial suppression experts, fire management agencies and businesses to exchange information on strategies, technologies and the latest equipment.

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Bambi Bucket hosts Technical Briefing & Sponsorship at HAI & USFS Meetings, Boise, Idaho Nov.17-18, 2010

November 17, 2010

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to be offering a Bambi Bucket Technical Session during the Helicopter Association International (HAI) meetings in Boise, Idaho this week. The Bambi Bucket technical session will offer key repair and maintenance tips to this important group of long term Bambi Bucket users. The slow fire season in North America in 2010, resulted in lower than anticipated revenues for many helicopter operators. These customers appreciate low cost ways to maintain their Bambi Bucket fleets and reduce expenditures for firefighting missions.

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SEI’s Bambi Bucket big hit at Helitech 2010 in Portugal

November 8, 2010

SEI recently attended Helitech 2010 in Cascais, Portugal for the second consecutive time since this worthwhile conference and tradeshow event started in 2008. The Helitech (Portugal) event is very unique in that it offers participants a chance to observe a live aerial firefighting demonstration on an active fire set on piles of brush laid out on the infield of the local Aerodrome immediately adjacent to the tradeshow facility. Hundreds of people witnessed Helibravo flying two B3 helicopters demonstrating high levels of pilot skill to dip from water-filled relay tanks and dropping thousands of litres of water on the raging demonstration fire.

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