We are proud to announce that Rural Fire Service of New Zealand has appointed Australian Heliponents Pty Ltd of Queensland, Australia, as its exclusive Australian distributor of the full range of collapsible HELIFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets and HELiFOAM™ Class-A Foam Direct Injection Systems.
“At Rural Fire Service we design and manufacture a range of reliable low weight, compact and easy to maintain collapsible HELIFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets”, says Captain Simon Osborne.
Our products are known for their strength and freestanding ability. Although there are a number of other suppliers of helicopter buckets around the world, they cannot be filled and left freestanding on the ground, and this sets us apart from suppliers of other variants of helicopter water buckets.
Our range of low-weight freestanding HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are manufactured from stainless steel and yellow urethane reinforced liners to produce a durable and effective aerial firefighting system for helicopter pilots and wildfire managers.
Captain Simon Osborne said “HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are hover fill capable from both stationary and moving water sources, and can be used to dispense water and fire suppressants or retardants through fire passes and stationary drops to support firefighting operations. Other features include rapid installation/removal, multiple drop capability, internal foam injection system, and they can be landed and used as a source of water to support firefighters or as a simple to use rescue device to extract people in danger”.
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are used by operators around the world including New Zealand, Tasmania, Northern Tertiary, Queensland, New South Wales, South Africa, Europe and China.
Captain Osborne, added “Rural Fire Service of New Zealand has never previously been represented in Australia and are looking forward to promoting our HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Bucket and its unique capabilities in the region and believe that the partnership allows the Rural Fire Service to expand and consolidate our presence on the Australian market. In addition, Australian Heliponents also adds value with their professional aviation maintenance and engineering services”.
About Australian Heliponents Pty Ltd ― Australian Heliponents Pty Ltd, are a growing independent service provider of aviation maintenance and engineering services based just north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Australian Heliponents offers a single solution for all aviation needs including a range of overhaul services from disassembly, cleaning, inspection, to in-house component overhaul, assembly, testing and all associated accessories. www.heliponents.com.au
About Rural Fire Service Ltd ― Founded in 1996, Rural Fire Service (Ltd) is a privately held New Zealand non-government Wildfire Service located in Ongaonga, Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. As a Rural Fire Service, their engineering division designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative freestanding aerial firefighting systems under its HELiFIRE™, HELiFOAM™ and TANiWHA™ brands.