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September 2018 - Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific

Air Affairs Australia attended the Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific conference in Wollongong in August as an exhibitor and a bronze sponsor of the event. The Air Affairs team had an exhibit set up in the main exhibition area with staff on site to discuss fire scan operations and their Breeze Eastern Rescue Hoist repair centre capability.

Through the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC), Air Affairs provides Airborne Strategic Intelligence and Reconnaissance (ASIR) services for NSW and Victorian fire and emergency management authorities.

Air Affairs has been providing ASIR services in Australia since 1994. In recent years, the company committed to developing and further enhancing the ASIR capability, specifically for bushfire and other emergency operations. With focus on systems developed for fast, high altitude platforms, the service provided uses multiple Learjets as primary response aircraft.

Air Affairs Chief Pilot Andrew Edwards spoke at the conference, giving an talk titled "Flying the Line" based on an actual bushfire mission explaining the processes and Air Affairs bushfire mapping capabilities .

 

Air Affairs Asia Aerial Pacific Fire Conference 2018