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29 - 30 August 2018
WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA

AERIAL FIREFIGHTING ASIA PACIFIC 2018

ABOUT THE SHOW

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ABOUT THE SHOW

The 50th anniversary of the earliest recorded firebombing operation in Australia took place in 2017, and in cooperation with New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific is returning to Australia to provide the region with thought-provoking operational and technological developments.

In the Australian context, nearly 130 nationally contracted aerial firefighting fleet - including four next-generation large fixed wing air tankers operating in multiple jurisdictions – are activated on approximately 5000 occasions every season for both firebombing operations and other fire and emergency support operations, delivering more than 70 million litres of fire retardant and suppressant across Australia.

In the wider Asia Pacific setting an increasing emphasis is for aircraft to be deployed trans-nationally for firefighting and a detachment usually includes a VLAT Air Tanker for firebombing and a Supervision Aircraft for fire detection, reconnaissance, command and control missions. ASEAN governments are now realising the cost benefits of aerial firefighting with air tankers to supplement their current helicopter capabilities and are increasingly budgeting to develop their own air tanker capability.

AFFAPAC18 brochure DPS

Aerial Firefighting Portfolio

AFF Europe 2017


 

AFF Europe 2017 Live Demos

Contact Us

UK Office    

Lauran Allen

Lauran Allen 
Head of Aerospace Portfolio
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 550 041
E: lallen@tangentlink.com

Australian Office

Julia Guy

Julia Guy
Head of International Relations
Tel: +61 (02) 4429 3933
E: jguy@tangentlink.com

Exhibitors

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20+

Attendees

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200+

Countries

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20+

Sponsors

 

Testimonials

  • Thanks for your support and the rest of Tangent Link at the event. As a sponsor we felt valued and believed we made a valuable contribution to the conference delegates. The demonstration was a great way to show exhibitor’s products as well as giving a more comprehensive understanding of new concepts and systems. Well done team.
    BIOCENTRAL LABORATORIES
  • The networking opportunities were fantastic, well worth delegates and trade exhibitors. Static and Dynamic demonstrations were well organised and a highlight of the conference.
    QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
  • The conference went absolutely very well for us, it was interesting and useful. We enjoyed every moment, both of professional networking and the excellent atmosphere of communication between colleagues, the people who speak in the same ‘firefighting’ language. Your team is incredible.”
    BERIEV AIRCRAFT COMPANY
  • Once again the Tangent Link Team put on a premier event, offering fantastic information presentation and unparalleled networking opportunities for aerial firefighting.
    CALFIRE
  • One of the best industry specific events I have attended with key decision making persons in attendance.
    DYNAMIC AVIATION GROUP

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