50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities

Download: Printable PDF Date: 19 Mar 2019 09:29 category:
Publisher:
Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities - Events / Festivals publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes

As we informed, AerialFirefighting Europe Conference and Exhibition opened today in Nîmes, France. Blue Sky Network is participating in the AFF Europe exhibition and continued its commitment to the industry with new offerings.

This marks the satellite tracking innovator's first time exhibiting at AFF Europe. For more than a decade, BSN has provided tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions for aerial firefighting operations around the world such as Erickson, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Cyprus Department of Forestry, and Helicopter Express. 

"We have an established, excellent track record of providing top-tier products and services for the aerial firefighting industry and its stakeholders," said Jeff Sherwood, BSN's business development manager. 

Apart from being recognized as a "Gold" supplier by Erickson, BSN has also made strides in helping customers comply with regulations and mandates affecting the U.S. and global aerial firefighting industry. The company recently announced its avionics hardware and centralized fleet management software, SkyRouter, will integrate with Olympic Aero's Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) to transmit critical information from helicopter buckets commonly used for aerial firefighting operations. USFS regulations mandate firefighting aircraft collect ATU data and transmit it to state and national regulators through an automated flight following device.

BSN's tracking solutions also meet Canadian and United Nations automated flight following requirements. Aside from meeting regulatory requirements, BSN offers aerial firefighting customers an array of custom features, including: fire perimeter overlays, to help establish fire boundaries; and active fire satellite imaging, to track the progress of a fire.

Also, BSN's satellite tracking device, the HawkEye 7200A, is now factory qualified for the Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk, the firefighting variant of the UH-60L.

 

Related event:
19
March
2019
France, Nîmes, BASC Aerial Firefighting Centre Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport 30800 Saint-Gille.


Archived
2 years ago



Loading comments for Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities...


Recommended

Completion of 100th Global 7500 business jet wing manufactured in Texas

Bombardier celebrated the completion of the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet, a significant milestone for the industry-leading aircraft and for the company’s facil...

H125 performance increase certified by EASA

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the power upgrade of its single-engine H125 helicopter. Announced at Heli-Expo last year, this major evolution increases the aircraft’s pow...

Desert Jet partners with BMW Performance Center West

Desert Jet announced an exclusive collaborative partnership with the BMW Performance Center West (BMW PCW). The collaboration enables visiting pilots and their passengers who utilize the executiv...

As support of helicopter industry France orders H225Ms and VSR700 prototype

The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed an order to purchase eight additional H225Ms and a second VSR700 prototype. Th...