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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.



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Kelowna, BC
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