New South Wales has signed a contract with United States-based Coulson Aviation to purchase three aircraft for firebombing duties, including a modified Boeing 737 large air tanker.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has begun investigating the crash of an Erickson Aircrane helicopter that was fighting bushfires in Victoria.
Victoria emergency management commissioner Andrew Crisp says the crash of an Erickson Aircrane while fighting bushfires has led to the type being grounded across Australia while the cause of the accident is investigated.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is receiving two ex-Australian Army Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters to support its emergency services work. The role of the two helicopters would be to…