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Yara Birkeland: The World’s First Electric Autonomous Container Ship

As a result of Norway's ever-changing climate conditions, the country has become a renowned hub for innovation and green practices. These conditions have forced big companies to find eco-friendly solutions for everyday business activities. Yara International is a Norwegian fertilizer company, who have no clear background in maritime vessels. So why did they create this one of a kind boat? 

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Hayden Johnston

Posted: February 18, 2020

  • Customers

Safer Water Practices — TracPlus and Mandurah Marine Rescue

The Mandurah Volunteer Marine Service works in partnership with the Western Australia Water Police to coordinate and execute search and rescue missions in the region. We caught up with skipper and radio operator, John Jones, about how the Volunteer Marine Rescue WA serve the community.

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Hayden Johnston

Posted: February 10, 2020

  • The Collective

Taking a step forward — What’s next for aerial firefighting technology

Wildfires are a global issue and one that requires the global community to put our heads together to look for solutions that attempt to protect the environment from these ominous forces. The scale of wildfires is now beyond the control of manpower alone, so technological advances are vital for better protecting our communities and ecosystem from further damage.

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Trevor McIntyre

Posted: February 10, 2020

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TracPlus and NAFC — Improving safety for aerial firefighting across Australia

Australia is consistently one of the hottest and dryest climates on earth, making bushfires a part of life. With 100’s of operators throughout the continent, creating a collaborative response network can be complicated and expensive to accomplish.

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Hayden Johnston

Posted: January 29, 2020

Fly Over All Traffic with FLOAT

Starting this month, Southern California residents can choose to ditch the traffic and fly to work. The start-up company FLOAT which stands for ‘Fly Over All Traffic’ hopes to revolutionise the congested daily commute. 

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Sophia Taing

Posted: January 23, 2020

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Kestrel Aviation: Manning the Front Lines Against Bushfires

As bushfires continue to rage across several Australian states, Victoria-based Kestrel Aviation is doing their bit to help corral the blazes. Established in 1985 by Captain Ray Cronin, this state-of-the-art aerial firefighting company operates a fleet of helicopters, including the mighty Erickson Aircrane, from their 3,500 sq meter facility at Mangalore Airport.

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Michael Archer

Posted: January 21, 2020

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Seeing Through Darkness — The Role of NVG in Nighttime Firefighting

Have you wondered how operators came to use NVG to fight fires? Or are you an operator who is interested in integrating NVG into your business? Our Ebook identifies the benefits and the costs of using this incredible technology in the cockpit.