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10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10, an aerial firefighting wonder

With fire season upon us, fleets of different firefighting aircraft are positioned at specific airports and airbases to provide a rapid response to wildfires...

Meet the VLAT, the country’s most powerful firefighting tool

PHOENIX — It takes a whole team from the firefighters on the ground to the crews in the air to battle the large brush...

First of its kind: new firefighting aircraft in Montana

BELGRADE, Mont. — Bridger Aerospace in Belgrade gave NBC Montana an inside look at a new plane that will help fight forest fires this season. The...

Cal Fire says it will rely on air attacks as firefighters try to maintain social distancing

MCCLELLAN PARK, Calif. (KTXL) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise, fire crews are preparing to not only battle wildfires but also this virus. Cal...

New Study By Global Super Tanker Quantifies Aerial Firefighting Effectiveness

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global SuperTanker Services, LLC (“GSTS”) today released a two-part, independent analysis of aerial firefighting effectiveness and the economic impact of U.S....

The World Burns All Year. Are There Enough Planes to Douse the Flames?

As climate change pushes California’s fire season into Australia’s, an intricate system of resource sharing struggles with the load. Sharing the giant air tankers...

VIDEO: Global SuperTanker Drops on Kincade Fire

Take a look at footage captured by KTVU's Skyfox helicopter of the Global SuperTanker dropping retardant on the Kincade fire in Sonoma County, California. ...

As Kincade Fire Grows, Global SuperTanker Heads to Sacramento

As the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County continues to advance, growing to over 25,000 acres in size overnight, the Global SuperTanker, a Boeing 747...

VIDEO: Meet the Pilot Who Fought the ‘Gun Range Fire’ From the Air

POCATELLO, Idaho — The "Gun Range Fire" is now 100 percent contained thanks to intense firefighting efforts on the ground and from the air. A DC-10 air-tanker...

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