Ex-US Army Black Hawks to be refurbished in Australia for firefighting operations

  Sikorsky Helitech, Kaan Air Australia and StarFlight Australia have signed an agreement to bring an initial 10 ex-US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia to be refurbished for use locally in aerial firefighting, emergency services and disaster relief operations. Sikorsky Helitech will carry out the ‘as new’ condition refurbishments at its Pinkenba facility…

NAIDOC day recognised

A volunteer from the AVBFB attended an event that recognised Aboriginal people’s long history of managing country using fire during NAIDOC week. The day included a traditional smoking ceremony to welcome visitors to the DFES offices in Cockburn followed by some wonderful aboriginal dance, yarning and delicious customary food.   It was great to be…