New Technology & Aircraft Adaptations
July 20, 2021
AirMed&Rescue invited three experts in their fields to discuss the challenges the aerial firefighting industry is facing, with more extreme fire events causing more damage to homes and business in North America. How technology is being applied to the problem is vital – from how Erickson has invested millions of dollars in its S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to make it more powerful and more efficient, to how Dauntless Air are enhancing safety and efficacy of its Fireboss fleet, and the ways in which Intterra can share data between ground and aerial firefighters to enable quicker response times and ensure the maximum force multiplier effect.
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New Technology and Aircraft Adaptations
2021 is an unprecedented year, with global wildfires starting earlier and lasting longer. In Greece, for example, the fire season started more than a month ahead of average in May. Most hope this is not a trend and more of an anomaly, but expert sources report that drier and hotter conditions worldwide indicate persistence.