Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Flames In The Sunshine State

In just the first three to four months of 2017, an increase in wildfires has left the Sunshine State of Florida in need of Helicopter Express’ aerial firefighting services. Earlier this month, Governor Scott issued a state of emergency due to more than 100 active wildfires across the state threatening about 20,000 acres of land. That’s

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Flying On The Frontlines

While the Chilean government has ended a state of emergency enacted in response to the worst wildfire season in the nation’s history, the work there is still not complete. According to the National Press, the Chilean wild fires have torched more than 900,000 acres—roughly four times the area of New York City—since January 15th.

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Prescribed Burning Prevents Wildfires

There are benefits of fire in natural areas. Ecosystems need periodic fire to remain healthy. Many species are dependent on fire to maintain the habitat in which they live. Without fire, trees become stressed from overcrowding and hazardous flammable fuels accumulate. A prescribed (or controlled) burn sets fire at the right place and at the right time.

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AIRBUS EC-155

The Airbus EC-155 is a long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 13 passengers along with 1 or 2 crew. This luxury helicopter is perfectly marketed for passenger transport but is also equipped to perform a variety of missions.

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AIRBUS AS-350 B3

AS350 B3 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, and safety. It is a light helicopter that can transport up to 5 passengers, which makes it a versatile choice for most missions and charter trips. The AS350 B3 can fly as far as 346 nautical miles on a tank of fuel, a range that’s 8 mi farther than other similarly sized rotorcraft.

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Bell 1

The Bell 407 integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin configurable for an array of missions and payloads. Its engine delivers exceptional hot and high performance with the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h. Its spacious cabin has five club-passenger seats with an additional passenger seat in the cockpit in single pilot operations.

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Bell 205A-1

The Bell 205A-1 ++ is a single engine, two-blade, medium aircraft with a max takeoff weight of 10,000 lbs. This helicopter has consistently proven its capabilities supporting missions in areas of high altitude, high temperature, and turbulent mountain environments. It’s the perfect choice for heavy lifting, firefighting and disaster relief.

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