aerial firefighting ASIA PACIFIC 2018

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29 - 30 AUGUST 2018

WOLLONGONG | NSW, AUSTRALIA


 

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA - DAY I

Registration & Coffee

Opening Session 

 

Chairman's Introduction

Major General Bill Crews OA (retd), Former Director, Defence Intelligence Organisation, Australian Army, Australia

 

Opening and Welcome Address

Cal OES’ Command & Control of Emergency Situations

 

Australia’s Rich Heritage

Keynote Address

Refreshment Break and Networking

National Heritage Sites in Tanzania

History of Aerial Firefighting in Australia

Richard Alder, General Manager, NAFC, Australia

 

Australia’s Development of International Joint Operations & Training


Multi-National Firefighting Operations & Regional Collaborative Support

Dody Ruswandi, Secretary General, National Disaster Management Authority, Indonesia

 

Large Air Tanker (LAT) Operations

Chief Superintendent Peter McKechnie, NSW Rural Fire Service, Australia  

 

 

Questions and Answers Session 


Buffet Lunch and Networking

 

Trans-National Private Operators, their Platforms & Developing Technologies – Part I

 

"Flying the Line" - 24/7 Line Scan Operational Challenges & Considerations

Andrew Edwards, Chief Pilot, Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

 

Night Vision & Safe Operations at Night

 

Development of NVG for Aerial Firefighting Helicopter Operations in Australia

Craig Lapsley, Commissioner, Emergency Management Victoria, Australia 

 

Refreshment Break and Networking

 

Air to Ground Interoperability during Night Vision Operations

 

Night Vision Goggles and Air Accidents – the Lessons-Learned

 

What is Situational Awareness and how it might affect Night Flying on Wildfires

 

Eric Pacheco, Senior Pilot, Los Angeles County Fire Department, USA 

 

Question & Answer Session

 

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

 

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA - DAY II

Registration & Coffee

Chairman’s Introduction 

Major General Bill Crews OA (retd), Former Director, Defence Intelligence Organisation, Australian Army, Australia

 

Unmanned & Optionally Piloted Platforms

 

Low-Level Unmanned Aerial Operations

 

Chris Monahan, Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)/Aviation Group, Australia

 

Mobile Counter Drone Technology in Support of Aerial Firefighting Operations

 

Refreshment Break and Networking

 

Optionally Piloted Aircraft - what are the Benefits to Aerial Firefighting?
Dr Matthew Marino, Lecturer/Researcher, RMIT University, Australia

 

Panel Session – The Pros & Cons of UAVs in Aerial Firefighting

 

Buffet Lunch and Networking

 

Trans-National Private Operators, their Platforms & Developing Technologies – Part II

 

Present Day & Future VLAT Operations

 

Refreshment Break and Networking

 

Foreign Government Operations & their Lessons-learned

 

How to Deliver a Wildfire Initial Attack System & First Response within 30 Minutes

 

Providing Aerial Firefighting Assistance to ASEAN Partners

 

 

Taiwan’s Approach to Aerial Firefighting & Future Requirements

 

Question & Answer Session

 

Chairman’s Closing Remarks