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Aerial Firefighting Conference at YXX, March 31

January 28, 2020  By UAV Canada Staff

On March 31, 2020, wildfire leaders from across Canada will converge at Abbotsford International Airport, YXX, for the inaugural Aerial Firefighting Conference presented by Wings and Helicopters, in cooperation with related magazine brands also owned by Annex Business Media, Fire Fighting in Canada, Canadian Firefighter and Canadian Forest Industries.

For more information about the Aerial Firefighting Conference, and to register at early bird prices of $95 until February 28, visit (Space is limited.)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun will kick off the conference welcoming attendees and describing the importance of YXX to the community. One of Canada’s fastest growing airports, YXX reached the one-million-passenger milestone in 2019 after a decade of year over year double-digital growth in passenger numbers.


Sponsored by Viking Air and Conair (Platinum), Babcock Canada and the Helicopter Association of Canada (Gold), and Bell (Networking Breaks), the one-day conference will also feature additional current exhibitors Guardian Mobility – Metro Aviation, fire AI, PEAR, Spidertracks and Taiga, which will have representatives on hand to discuss their newest technologies and services for the aerial firefighting sector.

The conference, produced in partnership with YXX-based Airside Event Spaces, will also feature five primary presentations aimed at aviation operators and fire agencies involved in wildfire services, as well as a series of case studies providing insight into the real-world application of related technologies.

Aerial firefighting topics covered in the sessions will include simulation flight training, the world of helicopter operators, safety management and low-vis ops, service procurement, aircraft innovations, and the latest sector trends and data.

Visit for more information and to register.

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