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World

Aerial Firefighting

Conference 2019

20 & 21 August 2019* Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam***

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Organizers
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (20 August 2019)
08:30 Registratione
09:00 Introduction
09:15 The next generation game-changing aircraft capabilities to push the boundaries of aerial firefighting
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Why is night aerial firefighting important?

(In many ways the conditions at night-time are ideal for aerial firefighting. Night-time aerial firebombing has the potential to significantly improve aerial firefighting capability by building on the work done during the day to contain fires. Surprisingly, though, very little night-time aerial firefighting takes place, with the advantages of more favorable conditions often outweighed by concerns over poor visibility and, consequently, an increased risk of collision. As such, this session provides a timely opportunity to determine how night firebombing can be integrated into existing control arrangements, build capability and confidence in tackling blazes at night).

11:00 Reviewing the cost benefits of aerial firefighting with air tankers to supplement current helicopter capabilities
11:45 Innovation in aerial firefighting solutions to combat wildfire threats with a focus on speedy delivery
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Investigating the application of augmented reality (AR) technology specially optimized aerial firefighting
14:45 Delivery performance in aerial firefighting
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Aerial firefighting capacity: minimizing time spent in transporting between water and fuel sources, and maximizing time spent at the fire
16:30 Implementation of aerial firefighting system to accurately and safely disperse extinguishing materials from high altitude by aircrafts and helicopters in any condition, regardless of weather, smoke and configuration of terrain
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (21 August 2019)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Relationship of fire discovery times on the timeliness of aerial firefighting support: filling the gap
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Innovative fire retardants for aerial firefighting
11:00 Reviewing innovative active countermeasure to prevent the spreading of fire from forest to populated areas
11:45 How drones affect aerial firefighting process
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Developing innovative ground and aerial technologies to ensure the integration between new and existing systems to drastically reduce environmental and property damage and protect human lives
14:45 Detecting and monitoring in real time wild forest fires in their early stages to enable large scale aerial firefighting services to target these fires with unprecedented precision, day and night
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Studying fluid breakup and dispersion to predict aerial firefighting ground drop patterns
16:30 Concluding panel discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Changing seasonal patterns linked to climate change are producing longer, more severe, fire seasons, with wildfires consume up to six million square km of land around the world every year, with the danger of wildfires continuing to rise around the world, there is a need to deliver durable, safe and efficient aerial firefighting solutions specially designed and matched to aircraft’s capabilities


In recent years, the frequency of large-scale forest fires has increased significantly. Experts fear we could see more of the same in the years ahead as a combustible combination of climate-change induced extreme weather and increasing levels of human activity in fire-risk areas fuels longer and more severe fire seasons. These so-called “Mega-fires” are particularly destructive and difficult to control with the technologies and systems currently available to fire fighters and emergency agencies. Therefore, there is a need to take a closer look at deployment of technologies related to forest fires and forest fire prevention across Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Europe and the region, as well as to provide an extraordinary improvement to the efficiency of current aerial firefighting operations, including identify ways in which technology, from drones to AI simulation systems, can help firefighters, particularly those attacking the blaze from above to gain the upper hand more quickly. As such, World Aerial Firefighting Conference 2019 is a timely platform to review innovative active countermeasure to prevent the spreading of fire from forest to populated areas, taking a closer look at how water pellets to be dropped on wildfire for a more effective fire extinction, including developing innovative ground and aerial technologies to ensure the integration between new and existing systems to drastically reduce environmental and property damage and ultimately protect human lives, while taking fires under control and putting them out before they spread, as well as to implement aerial firefighting system to accurately and safely disperse extinguishing materials from high altitude by aircrafts and helicopters in any condition, day and night, regardless of weather, smoke and configuration of terrain.