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04-Oct-15 F-OIAO Airbus AS350B3 Voh, New Caledonia (2F)

Crashed in a nose-down attitude during firefighting ops.  2 deceased – reported as a 47 year old female pilot with 5000 hrs experience and 31 year old engineer

04-Oct-15

TracPlus now supports Absolute Fire Solutions FAST Trac data units

TracPlus now supports Absolute Fire Solutions FAST Trac data units

Absolute Fire Solutions and TracPlus Global are pleased to announce support for AFS FAST Trac data-logging units within TracPlus’s tracking service.  This development allows crucial airborne fire fighting event information to be integrated and presented within a single common operating picture provided by TracPlus. As part of the Australian Fire Aircraft Monitoring System (AFAMS), Australian… Read more »

Source: TracPlus Global, 09-Feb-12

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Absolute Fire announces sale of Fast Bucket product line

Absolute Fire announces sale of Fast Bucket product line

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS), is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sell the Fast Bucket product line. The sale, which closes March 01 2012, will see the buyer offer and support the complete Fast Bucket product line, including the Fast Fill, Fast Foam and the Fast Cockpit Controller accessories, immediately following… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 07-Feb-12

Geneva Aviation wins STC approval for Absolute Fire Solutions FAST Trac

Geneva Aviation wins STC approval for Absolute Fire Solutions FAST Trac

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that Geneva Aviation has secured Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for FAST Trac, which collects performance data from analog aircraft systems and legacy operations equipment. The FAST Trac kit, which includes both the Master Control Box (MCB) and the Remote Tap Units… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 06-Jan-12

AFS and Kawak introduce new Fast Fill hydraulic pump for heavy operators

AFS and Kawak introduce new Fast Fill hydraulic pump for heavy operators

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) and Kawak Aviation Technologies (Kawak) announced today the co-development of a new bucket mounted powered fill solution for heavy helicopter operators.  The new product, called FAST Fill Hydraulic, provides operators with a high-volume, ultra-lightweight powered fill option weighing only 32 pounds, and uses the proven Kawak auxiliary hydraulic technology to provide… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 17-Mar-11

Absolute Fire Solutions’ FAST Bucket adds US and Canadian patents

Absolute Fire Solutions’ FAST Bucket adds US and Canadian patents

Absolute Fire Solutions, (AFS) announced today that the innovative actuator and control technology that allows cockpit volume control and multi-drop capabilities with no weight penalty, which was previously patented in Australia, has now received patents in both Canada and the United States. The proprietary control system design distinguishes FAST Bucket from older technology bucket products because… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 22-Jul-10

Absolute Fire Solutions FAST bucket patented in US and Australia

Absolute Fire Solutions FAST bucket patented in US and Australia

The innovative actuator and control technology that makes FAST Bucket a superior aerial firefighting solution has been patented in Australia and the United States. The proprietary control system design distinguishes FAST Bucket from older technology bucket products because it enables operators to control water volume from the cockpit, regardless of bucket size, and uses less… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Systems, 25-May-10

Trinity Helicopters Introduces New Fire Fighting Technology To The North

Trinity Helicopters Introduces New Fire Fighting Technology To The North

Trinity Helicopters announced today the introduction of new, more effective firefighting technology to the North. Trinity’s new fleet of Bell 407 helicopters dedicated to aerial firefighting will use the Absolute Fire Solutions’ product line, including its FAST Bucket and FASTtrack event logger, to make its fire suppression operations more effective. The sale is the first… Read more »

Source: Trinity Helicopters, 28-Apr-10

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Absolute Fire Solutions introduces new “Fast Gel” initial attack bucket for helicopter operators

Absolute Fire Solutions introduces new “Fast Gel” initial attack bucket for helicopter operators

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) of Calgary, Canada, and Thermo Technologies of Bismark, N.D., have joined forces to offer an innovative new way to increase firefighting effectiveness. The FAST Gel Initial Attack bucket injection system eliminates the need to wait for large tankers and reservoirs, enabling fire agencies to apply the highly effective Thermo-Gel retardant much… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 19-Mar-10

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Absolute Fire Solutions Unveils Expanded FASTTrack Capabilities at Heli-Expo 2010

Absolute Fire Solutions Unveils Expanded FASTTrack Capabilities at Heli-Expo 2010

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) is introducing expanded versions of its FASTTrack event logging hardware platform and its PCTrac software at Heli-Expo 2010. Originally developed to log heli-bucketing data, FASTTrack has been expanded to include the capability to log and communicate belly tank data, fixed-wing tanker data, as well as drip torch and health and usage… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 21-Feb-10

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DART Adds Next-Generation Fire Suppression Products

DART Adds Next-Generation Fire Suppression Products

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) today announced a new distribution agreement with Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) of Calgary, Canada

Source: Vertical, 04-Nov-09

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New Firefighting Innovation Enhances Erickson Air-Crane Helitanker Performace

New Firefighting Innovation Enhances Erickson Air-Crane Helitanker Performace

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) is pleased to announce that Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated of Portland, Oregon has chosen the new FASTTrack system by AFS to record fill and drop performance data on its S-64 Aircrane Helitanker fleet.

Source: Vertical, 09-Oct-09

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AFS to Debut New Firefighting Tracking Technology to European Market

Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) of Calgary, Canada will be exhibiting at the upcoming Helitech Conference in Duxford, UK from September 22-24 in booth 2208. Representing AFS at the conference will be Steve Reeves and Laurie Saindon

Source: RotorNews, 21-Sep-09

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Absolute Fire Delivers New Tracking Technology to Helicorp

Helicorp of Melbourne, Australia is the first client to purchase new FASTTrack technology, which will record and transmit bucket and tank activity on its Bell 212 helicopters. This new technology is designed and manufactured by Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) of Calgary, Canada.

Source: Vertical, 18-Sep-09

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SkyTrac Systems Partners with Absolute Fire Solutions at AFAC Bushfire CRC Conference

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the AFAC Bushfire CRC Conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from September 22-24, 2009 with Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS).

Source: Vertical, 14-Sep-09

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New Marketing Director joins Absolute Fire Solutions

AFS is pleased to announce that Larry Hindman of Albuquerque, New Mexico will join the team of foresters, former operators, and technicians working to develop and promote the FAST Bucket and line of accessories designed to increase the utility of helicopter firefighting missions.

Source: RotorNews, 28-Aug-09

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New Dedicated Heli-Firefighting Fleet with Fast Buckets for Lebanon

Source: Vertical, 30-Jun-09

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