As we see priceless works of art at the Getty Center in LA endangered by a fire just across the freeway and thousands of people displaced by wildfires, the need for increased aerial firefighting support is quite clear. The technology is available. The CL-415 built by...
Viking Aircraft, which currently produces the Twin Otter, has acquired the type certificate and production rights to the CL-415 Water-Bomber from Bombardier, as well as the aftermarket rights and type certificates for the earlier CL-215 and CL-215T water-bombers. ...
Wayne Coulson is CEO of Coulson Air Tankers. Last week we wrote about how the company is retiring the last two Martin Mars – seventy years after they were made. How many aircraft have worked that long? Mr Coulson reflects on their experience with this amazing...
It seems that the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is following the path set by the Douglas DC-9. That is to say, it is an airplane that keeps on going. The latest version of this airplane is finding a new life as a water bomber. The process started earlier this year. Wild...
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