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Embraer C-390 Completes Flight Tests for Firefighting Missions

The C-390’s firefighting system is capable of deploying up to 3,000 gallons of water, both with and without fire retardant. Airplane manufacturer Embraer has completed flight tests on its C – 390 Millennium military turbofan aircraft aimed at adding firefighting capabilities.…

MAFFS crews end second-busiest wildland fire season in 49-year history

CONR-1AF (AFNORTH)Story by Tom Saunders With a mix of favorable weather conditions in the western U.S. reducing wildfire activity and the increased availability of commercial airtankers, the USDA Forest Service released the final four U.S Air Force C-130 Modular Aircraft Firefighting…

More USAF aircraft added to fight west coast fires

CONR-1AF (AFNORTH)Story by Capt. Dusty Culpepper TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — “It is shaping up to be a very challenging fire season,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) commander. “The AFNORTH team is honored to…