27 - 28 April 2021
Nîmes, France

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Derek Parks

Derek Parks

Director Aviation Services, Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Western Australia
Australia

Derek Parks is an architectural draftsperson by trade but joined the Australian Army in 1988 to attend officer training at the Royal Military College Duntroon graduating into the Australian Army Aviation Corps.  He served as an officer air crewman observer specialising in aerial intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance, and aviation tactics and training development. 

Derek Parks served throughout Australia in a range of operational, instructional, and workforce management roles and in 1998 received a Commander 1st Division commendation for leadership and developing aviation tactics and training for northern Australia as part of the Army 21 trial.

Derek Parks graduated from the Australian Command and Staff College and Canberra University in 2001 as a Master of Management.  In 2002, he left the Australian Defence Force to enter Defence industry where he worked oversees as a senior tactics and training developer for the Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter project.

Derek returned to Australia in 2004 entering the private sector in project management roles.  Between 2005 and 2013, worked as a consultant for Defence and WA Police, and returned to the Army in uniform three times to complete full time service positions contracts in key projects. 

Derek has also run a small business providing above-the line capability development and management consulting services.  In November 2013, Derek Parks joined the WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services as the Director Aviation Service, overseeing the Department’s aerial firefighting and rescue helicopter operations.

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Exhibitors

60+
Exhibitors

attendees

500+
Attendees

countries

30+
Countries

Bambi Bucket

Bambi Bucket

Civil Protection

Civil Protection

Civil Protection

Education

Education

Fire Service

Fire Service

Fire Service

Government

Fire retardant

Media

Fire retardant

Military

Fire retardant

MRO

MRO

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO)

Navigation

Navigation

Night Vision

Navigation

Operator

Operator

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

 

Retardant

Fire retardant

SATCOM

Satellite communication (SATCOM)

Simulation

Simulation

Simulation

 

Training

Training

Training

UAV

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Testimonials

  • I wanted to congratulate you on the show, which you organized with brilliance. I have had many positive feedbacks from various contacts. I also wanted to thank you for your kindness and responsiveness to all our last-minute requests. Looking forward to working with you in the future.
    Sabena
  • We really enjoyed the event and Neptune and Air Spray were also positive about their experience – which justifies our decision for attending.
    BAE Systems
  • Let me congratulate the Tangent Link team for the outstanding organization of AAFF Europe 2017. It has been a great and hopefully fruitful experience. Thank you very much for your dedication and I expect to join you at future events.
    Argentinian Delegation

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