US-based Recoil Suppression Systems, a division of Recoil Aerospace, has entered into a distribution agreement with Hong Kong-based business aviation company Asian Sky Group (ASG) and China-based general aviation provider Avion Pacific. The two companies will exclusively promote, market and sell wildland fire suppression tank systems (internal and external), auxiliary fuel systems, system parts and related components. The distribution agreement covers Greater China, southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Korea.
Recoil Aerospace managing director Joseph Rice says: “We believe, with their great sales and support teams, that Avion and ASG will be able to provide comprehensive promotion and support for each product in this designated territory. This will eventually benefit the whole society.”
“Avion and ASG, a subsidiary of Avion, are in close contact with a significant number of helicopter operators. As such, we have comprehensive analysis and data on those engaged in firefighting operations, along with the types of aircraft they are using,” explains Avion chairman Zhendong Wu. “We will use our resources and networks to promote, market and sell the products throughout the territories assigned. Both Joseph Rice, managing director of Recoil Aerospace, and I have great confidence that these products will be a valuable tool in firefighting operations throughout the region.”
The products to be sold throughout the region are suitable for Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 series; MD Helicopters MD902 and MD500 series; Airbus Helicopters H332 Puma, H225 Super Puma, H135 and H145; Leonardo AW139 and AW169; Russian Helicopters Mil-171, KA-32 and Mil-26; and the Bell 212, Bell 214 and Bell 412.
The R60-E wildfire suppression tank is now available for order, and Wu adds: “Recoil Tsunami firefighting tanks are greatly needed in China as we have seen wildfires grow in size and intensity the past few years. Resource protection is critical to China’s economy and Recoil is providing us with the right tool to protect our valuable cultural resources.”