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Aviation T&D Pubs

The Aviation Management provides a systematic application of scientific knowledge to create new or substantially improved equipment, systems, materials, processes, techniques, and procedures to meet the objectives and challenges presented to fire and aviation managers. To help solve current resource management problems that have national scope and significance the Technology and Development program has primary charge of the working partnerships with:

  • Private Industry
  • Consultants
  • Academia
  • Other international, Federal and State, agencies

View the Fire and Aviation Level 1 Report

Cargo Swivel Retrofit Project

Aerial Delivery Systems

Develop performance models and application relationships, testing and evaluation methods, design guides and performance criteria.

Evaluate fixed-wing and helicopter delivery systems through drop tests and static testing for criteria conformance and validation of performance models.

Provide support to F&AM and related agency personnel regarding the development of Interagency Airtanker Board requirements and compliance by the operators, contract specifications.

Technology transfer through national, regional, and local training, through participation on advisory boards, and through cooperation/consultation with industry.

Past Projects  2003  2002  2001  2000