Feedback Issue 1/2012

A Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft

Reproduced with permission of Bombardier Inc.

The Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft is the backbone of firefighting missions around the globe. Launched in 1994, this high-wing, all-metal amphibian is specifically designed for aerial firefighting. Its proven technology and fire-extinguishing power make it the most effective machine for the job.

The Bombardier 415 aircraft takes only 12 seconds to scoop its 6,137-litre (1,621-US-gallon) load while skimming at high speed over water. It delivers repeated direct attacks, with foam suppressant added to its load, without returning to an airfield.

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