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2014-01-21 08:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a declared drought and record high winter temperatures driving an early fire season in California, operators of fixed wing air tankers and water-dropping helicopters are moving aircraft and crews into Southern California at a nearly unprecedented time of the year. "This is probably the earliest start to the fire season in California that I have seen," said Larry Kelley, the Boise, Idaho-based Director of Fire Operations for CHI...

2013-08-29 12:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In support of crews on the ground, privately operated aerial firefighting companies in the western US were among the first to deploy aircraft to the massive Rim fire in California's Tuolumne County. The fire, which has been active since August 17, is the biggest, currently active wildland fire in the United States, and one of the largest ever in California. Now just over 20 percent contained, it has destroyed over 184,000 acres, and...

2013-06-25 12:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Neptune Aviation Services is responding to opportunities to provide aerial firefighting services outside the US for the first time, thanks to its growing fleet of BAe 146 jetliners, reconfigured by the operator as modern airtankers. According to Ronald Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of the Missoula, Montana-based company, Neptune Aviation Services submitted a formal bid last January to provide one BAe 146 to the Australian National...

2013-06-07 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Neptune Aviation Services has marked three years of successful operations of its emerging fleet of BAe 146 new generation, large airtankers, as one of its reconfigured, one-time regional jet airliners works the Power House fire in Southern California. The fire, north of Los Angeles, has destroyed some 50 square miles, to date, and forced thousands of evacuations. With a tank capacity of 3,000 gallons of retardant, the BAe 146 is being...

2013-01-28 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Representatives of the US aerial firefighting industry predict ongoing challenges involving fleet modernization, as legacy aircraft continue to age, and the Federal government has yet to sign off on a viable transition plan for operational funding of proposed, new generation, large airtankers. "The private, aerial firefighting industry has submitted a viable plan to replace today's dwindling number of former Cold War Era military aircraft with...