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    Planes help douse grass fire

    A smoldering burn pit caught fire late Wednesday afternoon along 18 Road near Phillips and burned an estimated quarter section of grass before area...

    The next generation Air Tanker

    After many years of speculation and rumors, the United States Forest Service has finally decided that it is time to stop cutting bait and actually start fishing. On November 30th, the agency posted a solicitation for bids for what they call the “Next Generation Air Tanker”.

    Avialsa’s Air Tractors participated in extinguishing 180 fires over the last fire season in Comunitat Valenciana

    The last fire season counted on a fleet of nine aircrafts in Comunitat Valenciana, Between pilots, ground support and mechanics, the company’s technical team consists of more than 100 people during the season.

    Using a herbicide to control wildfire

    Tibuthiuron is a selective herbicide manufactured by Dow Chemical Company and sold under the trade name Spike. It is formulated in a one-quarter inch extruded clay pellet that contains twenty percent of active ingredient.

    World’s first TRTO for Fire Boss

    Valencia, Spain - Air Tractor Europe S.L., the exclusive Air Tractor dealer for Europe, North Africa and Middle East has recognized the importance of...

    Fires Downunder

    Convair will supply flight crews and support personal over the period of the contract. Other duties, such as dispatch and management, will be performed by Australians. Along with two Skycrane's and other local assets, this will constitute by far the largest aerial firefighting force ever assembled in the country.

    Croatia transforms its sole land-based AT-802A into an amphibian Fire Boss

    The Croatian Air Force (Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo - HRZ) has recently increased its amphibian firefighting fleet by one aircraft. This was achieved by the conversion of a land-based Air Tractor AT-802A (military serial number 896) into an amphibian Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss.

    Republic of Cyprus takes delivery of AT-802F

    Air Tractor’s AT-802F single engine air tanker is gaining popularity among firefighting services in Mediterranean and Balkan countries that have battled waves of disastrous wildfires in recent years.

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