Aerial firefighting http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40623/all en female pilots-transport aircraft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/female-pilots-transport-aircraft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GIMHAE, South Korea, March 20 (Yonhap) -- A crew of two women on Wednesday flew a C-130 cargo aircraft together for the first time in their careers, cracking the glass ceiling in the male-dominated Air Force.</p> <p>Capt. Lee Na-kyum and Capt. Oh Hyun-jin of the fifth tactical airlift wing based in Gimhae, 449 kilometers southeast of Seoul, successfully completed their flight mission, marking the first time an all-female crew has flown the military aircraft since female cadets were accepted into the academy in 1997.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/female-pilots-transport-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Air refueling Aviation Yonhap News Agency Wed, 20 Mar 2013 03:15:47 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5788355 at http://www.globalpost.com Growing wildfire near LA threatens homes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/growing-wildfire-near-la-threatens-homes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 4,000 homes were threatened by a growing wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that has forced the closure of California's scenic coastal highway, firefighters said Friday.</p> <p>Nearly 1,000 firefighters are battling wind-fanned flames that have ripped through tinder-dry brush near Malibu, burning more than 10,000 acres (40 square kilometers), said the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/growing-wildfire-near-la-threatens-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Fire retardant Firefighting AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830631 at http://www.globalpost.com Forest Service adds 7 bigger, faster planes to fleet fighting wildfires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/forest-service-adds-7-bigger-faster-planes-fleet-fighting-wi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GRANTS PASS, Ore. - As the wildfire season ramps up across the West, the U.S. Forest Service is adding bigger, faster planes to its fleet to fight the fires.</p> <p>The forest service announced Monday that it has selected contractors to provide seven air tankers that fly faster and drop a larger payload of fire retardant than other planes in its firefighting fleet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/forest-service-adds-7-bigger-faster-planes-fleet-fighting-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Firefighting Public safety The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 00:30:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5832171 at http://www.globalpost.com Forest Service adds seven air tankers ahead of fire season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/forest-service-adds-seven-air-tankers-ahead-fire-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service is acquiring seven advanced firefighting air tankers to help modernize its aging fleet ahead of what is expected to be a bad season for wildfires.</p> <p>The Forest Service has awarded five companies contracts to supply the planes, which dump fire-retardant chemicals on blazes, the agency said on Monday. Financial terms were not released.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/forest-service-adds-seven-air-tankers-ahead-fire-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Aviation Firefighting Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 May 2013 18:34:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833610 at http://www.globalpost.com About 200 people flee foothills fires in west-central Alberta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/about-200-people-flee-foothills-fires-west-central-alberta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NORDEGG, Alta. - About 200 people remained out of their homes late Monday as forest fires threatened two communities in the foothills of west-central Alberta.</p> <p>Emergency evacuations were ordered Sunday afternoon for Nordegg and Lodgepole when high winds drove flames towards the hamlets.</p> <p>Officials said all 100 of Lodgepole's residents had been accounted for and the highway in had been closed. An update issue by Brazeau County said the situation remained "out of control" and residents and industry were not being allowed into the area, about 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/about-200-people-flee-foothills-fires-west-central-alberta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Clearwater County, Alberta Geography of Alberta Geography of Canada Nordegg, Alberta The Canadian Press Mon, 13 May 2013 18:31:54 +0000 The Canadian Press 5836892 at http://www.globalpost.com Lockheed aims to conquer markets outside U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/lockheed-aims-conquer-markets-outside-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp &lt;LMT.N&gt;, already the biggest U.S. weapons maker and largest provider of IT services to the U.S. government, wants to become a powerhouse in foreign markets such as the Middle East and India, a top executive said.</p> <p>Lockheed made about 17 percent of its $47 billion of revenue abroad in 2012, or $8 billion, and will "absolutely" exceed its current goal of 20 percent, Pat Dewar, senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development, told Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/lockheed-aims-conquer-markets-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Aviation Business Military aviation Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:32:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5863677 at http://www.globalpost.com US air tankers help fight killer Arizona blaze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-air-tankers-help-fight-killer-arizona-blaze <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military on Tuesday ordered four air tankers to join fire-dousing efforts in Arizona, where firefighters were battling a still out-of-control inferno which killed 19 of their comrades.</p> <p>The Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) planes will be redeployed from other states to help tackle blazes including the Yarnell Hill fire, which remained zero percent contained despite a doubling of ground crews fighting it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-air-tankers-help-fight-killer-arizona-blaze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Firefighting Wildland fire suppression AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:31:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874021 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada's Bombardier in talks on $3.39 billion to sell Q400 aircraft in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/canadas-bombardier-talks-339-billion-sell-q400-aircraft-russ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Canada's Bombardier has signed a preliminary agreement with a Russian state corporation for the purchase of as many as 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft in a deal that could be worth up to $3.39 billion.</p> <p>The Montreal-based plane and train manufacturer said Wednesday that the deal with Rostekhnologii, a state corporation controlled by the Russian Federation, also includes the possibility of setting up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line in Russia to complement its Toronto operations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/canadas-bombardier-talks-339-billion-sell-q400-aircraft-russ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Bombardier Dash 8 The Canadian Press Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:17:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5920279 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombardier in talks on US$3.39 deal to sell Q400 aircraft in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/bombardier-talks-us339-deal-sell-q400-aircraft-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW - Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) has signed a preliminary agreement with a Russian state corporation for the purchase of as many as 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft in a deal that could be worth up to US$3.39 billion.</p> <p>The Montreal-based plane and train manufacturer says the deal with Rostekhnologii, a state corporation controlled by the Russian Federation, also includes the possibility of setting up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line in Russia to complement its Toronto operations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/bombardier-talks-us339-deal-sell-q400-aircraft-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Aviation Bombardier Dash 8 The Canadian Press Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:45:56 +0000 The Canadian Press 5919727 at http://www.globalpost.com Lockheed sees good chance of C-130 multi-year U.S. deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/lockheed-sees-good-chance-c-130-multi-year-us-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp &lt;LMT.N&gt; executives on Tuesday said they saw a good chance of a multibillion dollar five-year deal that would allow the Pentagon to buy 79 more C-130J cargo planes from fiscal 2014 to 2018, despite current U.S. budget woes.</p> <p>Lockheed expects to be able to move forward with the multiyear purchase agreement that would generate savings of at least $600 million for the U.S. government, said Lawrence Gallogly, business development director for Lockheed's Air Force air mobility programs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/lockheed-sees-good-chance-c-130-multi-year-us-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Air refueling Aviation Business Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:31:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5936924 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Air Force general wants simpler weapons quicker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130919/us-air-force-general-wants-simpler-weapons-quicker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three-star general who heads the secretive U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is pressing arms makers to speed up the development of new weapons and move toward greater standardization of aircraft and sensors.</p> <p>"We're pretty relentless," Air Force Lieutenant General Eric Fiel told Reuters at the annual Air Force Association conference this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130919/us-air-force-general-wants-simpler-weapons-quicker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Aviation Business Eric Fiel Military aviation Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:19:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5939388 at http://www.globalpost.com Oregon man pleads guilty to fraud in deadly 2008 helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/oregon-man-pleads-guilty-fraud-deadly-2008-helicopter-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laila Kearney</p> <p>(Reuters) - A former aircraft maintenance director has pleaded guilty to misleading the U.S. Forest Service to help his company win a $20 million contract in a case linked to the deadliest helicopter crash involving on-duty firefighters in U.S. history.</p> <p>The 2008 incident near Weaverville, in Northern California, killed seven firefighters on board the helicopter as well as the pilot and a U.S. Forest Service official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/oregon-man-pleads-guilty-fraud-deadly-2008-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Aviation Rotorcraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:53:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5943794 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, U.S. carry out airborne logistics training http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131021/s-korea-us-carry-out-airborne-logistics-training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Marine Corps and the U.S. Army jointly carried out their first airborne logistics exercise on Monday to train soldiers in charge of delivering personnel and heavy cargo during wartime, military officials said.</p> <p>The joint training took place near the eastern port city of Pohang, 374 kilometers south of Seoul, mobilizing KC-130J military transport aircraft to simulate cargo delivery operation during wartime.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131021/s-korea-us-carry-out-airborne-logistics-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Air refueling Aviation War Yonhap News Agency Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:48:33 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5966208 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombardier makes first U.S. sale of amphibious plane for fighting fires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131104/bombardier-makes-first-us-sale-amphibious-plane-fighting-fir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NORTH BAY, Ont. - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) has made its first U.S. sale of a Bombardier 415 water bomber, an amphibious plane used in Canada and other countries to fight forest fires.</p> <p>Although the first Bombardier 415 was delivered nearly 20 years ago, this is the first to be purchased by a U.S. buyer — a partnership led by Tenax Aerospace LLC, under contract to the U.S. Forest Service.</p> <p>The plane, which is assembled in North Bay, Ont., has a list price of US$34.5 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131104/bombardier-makes-first-us-sale-amphibious-plane-fighting-fir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Amphibious aircraft Transport The Canadian Press Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:31:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 5979393 at http://www.globalpost.com Aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits failings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/aircraft-carrier-steams-philippines-un-admits-failings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States said relief channels were belatedly opening up to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines on Thursday as the UN admitted it had not acted quickly enough to help survivors.</p> <p>While President Barack Obama urged Americans to dig deep and other countries upped their aid, the UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said the scale of the disaster and logistical challenges meant that six days on from the storm, some places remained without help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/aircraft-carrier-steams-philippines-un-admits-failings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial firefighting Air refueling Aviation AFP Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:01:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5989030 at http://www.globalpost.com