• The Collective

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

  • TracPlus News

TracPlus 2019 in Review

Last week our team came together from across the globe for our annual commercial planning meeting. Our commercial planning week is a crucial part of the calendar and is a time to connect, reflect, and condense our learnings into a cohesive plan for the year to come. This event helps to shape the outlook of our company and provide crucial innovation and ideas for the development of our products and services — and at its core, we look at ways we can better support our customers and make their lives’ safer. 

Trevor Mcintyre

Trevor McIntyre

Posted: December 17, 2019

TracPlus at HAI — Helicopter Association International 2020

Our team is pleased to announce that we will be taking part in HAI 2020, and we can’t wait to show the world what we have to offer.

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: December 12, 2019

  • The Collective

Australian Bushfire Season Update 2019

It has been a frantic start to the summer in Australia. The pressure is on as bushfires wreak havoc across the eastern side of the country. Firefighters and emergency services have been thrown in the deep end at the start of what is forecast to be another hot, dry summer.

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Trevor McIntyre

Posted: December 11, 2019

  • The Collective,
  • Product

The Only Constant is Change — The Future of Flight Training

Technology is accelerating at a pace that often feels impossible to keep up with. Even within the aviation industry, we are continually bombarded by content about everything from shiny new space-based internet networks to GA auto-land systems to drones that are going to revolutionize every aspect of our world.

Chris Hinch

Chris Hinch

Posted: December 6, 2019

  • Customers,
  • The Collective

Aerotech: Doing Double Duty In South Australia

Aerotech was founded in 1968 and is a second-generation family business based in South Australia. Its 30-strong fleet of aircraft are mainly made up of Air Tractor AT-802’s, which are used for the aerial suppression of bushfires and aerial application for agriculture operations, as well as Airbus Helicopters. This combination has made them an industry leader Down Under.

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Michael Archer

Posted: November 26, 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.