Alice Excluded From National Water Bomber Deal

Three small fixed-wing aircraft and one helicopter are standing by at Batchelor for use as water bombers during the fire season but there are none in Alice Springs.

The aircraft are under a national system including all states and Territories which receive a Federal subsidy of $15m for fixed costs – “standing charges” – ensuring planes can be airborne at 15 minutes’ notice.

Read more at the Alice Springs News

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