• Customers,
  • The Collective,
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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

  • Customers,
  • The Collective

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

  • The Collective

On his way up: Meet Jack Guest, the 17 year old aviation business owner

At only 17, Jack Guest is destined for great things. Dedicated to the world of aviation, he’s working tirelessly to get ahead. We caught up with Jack to find out more about what drives him.

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Hayden Johnston

Posted: January 15, 2020

  • Customers

Celebrating TracPlus Customers in 2019

The TracPlus team takes great pride in connecting with our customers so that they feel valued and are getting the most out of our services. We want our customers to have full situational awareness and peace of mind over their assets and people. 

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: December 20, 2019

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Will Australia Give the Be-200 a Go?

Australia has been hammered by bushfires this year, with New South Wales alone reporting almost 2 million hectares burned by the middle of December. As a result, states are desperately looking for ways to augment their aerial firefighting forces. Victoria boasted about having the largest fleet of firefighting aircraft in their history, with some 50 fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft counted in their order of battle. New South Wales relied on their 737 Fireliner to help them gain the upper hand on bushfires. And Queensland’s Premier was looking at ways to modify ex-military aircraft to do the job.

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Michael Archer

Posted: December 18, 2019

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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.