Kawak receives STC’s for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Bend, Oregon – Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and […]

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Next Generation Aerial Fire Fighting Tank System

Here’s a great short animated video highlighting the capabilities of the Firehawk multi-role helicopter. We’re excited to be working on the design of the next generation of this multi-role system!   https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/firehawk.html Posted by The Helicopter Page on Monday, March 19, 2018

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Cal Fire Picks S-70i to Replace Hueys

  Kawak is excited to have been chosen to be a part of this project and work with prime contractor Air Methods. Providing Cal Fire with the solutions they need in a next generation aerial fire fighting tank system is a great opportunity and we’re looking forward to moving forward with it in the coming […]

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Kawak Welcomes ASI JET…

Kawak welcomes ASI JET, our 16th dealer in our agriculture product sales network! ASI Jet opened in 1983 and is a full service aircraft sales and maintenance company based out of Hutchinson Municipal Airport in Hutchinson, MN and is a factory authorized Thrush Aircraft Dealer. Contact them today to get your new Kawak T3N throttle […]

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HAI HELI-EXPO 2016

HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 – Once again the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter communityis just around the corner. Within the exhibit hall’s 1 million square feet of space there will be 700+ competitive exhibitors, 100’s of educational opportunities and much more. Stop by Kawak aviation’s booth (#9244) March 1st thru 3rd, at […]

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Bushfires in Australia 2015-16

     Already the 2015-16 Australia bushfire season has proven that it’s going to be severe. Bushfires in Australia are frequent events during the hotter months of the year, due to Australia’s mostly hot, dry climate. The 2015–16 Australian bushfire season is expected to be especially severe considering forecast results from a strengthening El Nino over […]

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A tribute to aerial firefighting aircraft

The 2015 wildfire season has been a brutal one so far. Here in Oregon we’ve got our own proliferation of forest fires and we’ve seen the fallout from the states both north and south of us in the form of smoke and ash. If it weren’t for our dedicated aerial fire fighter’s and the aircraft […]

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