Aerial Firefighting Conference 2022

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Thought Leadership Conference

Thought Leadership for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Operators
and Fire Agencies

The Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS, is a one-day event featuring sector-leading suppliers on hand to display and discuss new technologies and services. The conference also includes a range of case studies and presentations from industry leaders to provide rotary- and fixed-wing operators, as well as their clients, with critical business information about the aerial firefighting sector.

Connect and Innovate @ AFF

Why attend? 

Critical business information for aerial firefighting operators and agencies, with an emphasis on the following segments:

  • New products impacting the sector
  • Available support services
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Aircraft innovations
  • Procurement needs
  • Governmental regulations and procedures
  • Opportunities and challenges, domestic and international

Attend the 3rd annual Aerial Firefighting Conference 2022

Register to Attend

Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded


7:30 am – 8:30 am

Exhibitor set up

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Doors open, light breakfast and coffee, networking

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Aerial Firefighting Conference welcome, KF Aerospace

 Speaker: Paula Quinn, Executive Director, KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence

Goals of the new KF Aerospace Centre of Excellence and its support of Canadian aviation.
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Operator Panel Discussion

Peter Boniface, Executive Director/Operations Manager, Air Operations Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Corey Taylor, Manager of Business Development, Yellowhead Helicopter
Robert Gallagher, President and CEO, Coldstream Group of Companies

Leading Canadian fixed- and rotary-wing operators discuss strategy, opportunities and challenges in the aerial firefighting sector.
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Exhibitors, Refreshment Break, Networking

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Helicopter Association of Canada update on the Aerial Firefighting sector

Speaker: Trevor Mitchell, President and CEO, Helicopter Association of Canada
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch, Exhibitors, Static Display, Networking

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Climate Change and the New Business Environment, trends and opportunities in aerial firefighting

Speaker: Jeff Berry, Director, Business Development, Conair Group

Leading MRO, AMO and engineering specialists discuss how they work with fixed- and rotary-wing operators, while also providing insight into maintenance and modification investments.
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Exhibitors, Static Display, Networking

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Presentation, Leveraging Satellite and Cellular Connectivity in Aerial Firefighting

Speaker: David Thomas, Director of General Aviation, SKYTRAC

How to leverage data and automation to improve your aerial firefighting services.

Presentation to be followed by a panel discussion on flight data monitoring and aircraft communications, featuring:
  • David Thomas, Director of General Aviation, SKYTRAC
  • Conner Heinbuch, Account Manager, Guardian Mobility
  • Randy Langfeld, Customer Success Director, Spidertracks
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Exhibitors, Static Display, Networking, KF Aerospace Centre of Excellence tours

How to build a stronger position in the aerial firefighting sector and what to look for in aircraft.



5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna BC, V1V 1S1



Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport

5505 Airport Way,
Kelowna, BC
V1V 3C3


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport

1665 Innovation Drive
Kelowna, British Columbia
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