NaSCa software

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NaSCa storie The USDA forest service in the United States and the CEREN in France test the airtankers according to the Cup & Grid method. They measure the coverage level on the ground. These coverage level are expressed in l/m2 or in GPC ( 1 GPC = 0.4 l/m2) . They are presented graphically and each […]

STAE Foundation Funding

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The TREMPLIN project of the STAE foundation has just allocated funding to the Institut Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT represented by Dominique Legendre, teacher-researcher), SupAéro (represented by Yannick Bury, teacher-researcher) and Kepplair Evolution,  We may launch the study on optimizing the performance of Aero dropping. This study will use the Aero-Sup Isae wind tunnel.  […]

Adversaries

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B747 SuperTanker DC-10 Air Tanker To date, two US Companies use Very Large Air Tankers: Global SuperTanker and 10 Tanker. At the request of the state of California in 2010, NASA* has analyzed this issue and published a report demonstrating the efficacy of using such devices in firefighting. However, these aircraft (DC10 and Boeing 747), […]

Water drop characteristics and benchmarks

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The medical evacuation missions and medical assistance do not present specific operational difficulties. They are consistent with the use of a conventional airliner. Firefighting missions require specific training for pilots and the multi-role officer, who is responsible for managing the resources for dropping and coordinating with ground teams. However, it is not comparable to the […]

Specificities of the firefighting delivery system

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Kepplair Evolution has teamed up with Professor Dominique Legendre, University Professor and researcher at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (1), to design the A310 Kepplair Evolution retardant delivery system. The main objective of a delivery system is to obtain the most regular and highly densify possible drop pattern. The challenge is to find […]

A European multi-role aircraft to serve all

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Kepplair Evolution aims to provide the European Union a Very Large Air Tanker able to intervene throughout the European territory in minimal time. With its multi-role configuration, applications are many: firefighting, medical evacuation, logistic support in case of natural disasters, and anti-spill for example. The use of such a device would have been particularly relevant […]