Project presentation to European aviation industry

Following the catastrophic wildfires of 2021 interest in this project has gained further visibility around the world. The EU Emergency Response Coordination Center took on itself to coordinate a meeting with the key EU aviation industrial players to give 19-01 the opportunity to present the project and evaluate any possible future support. The meeting was held on the ………. and was attended by Airbus, Leonardo and Dassault.


WF-X Waterfall Aircraft
This aircraft is the central part of a complex structure of drones, ground station facilities and satcoms for an integrated fight against wildfires.
Forest fires
Following a record-breaking forest fire season in Europe, the Commission is proposing today €170 million from the EU budget to reinforce its rescEU ground and aerial assets starting from the summer of 2023.
Nairobi, 23 February, 2022 – Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030…