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BAe 146 and Avro RJ airtanker aircraft play significant roles in combating 2016 wildfires in North America

London, UK - 22 aircraft in service or under conversion for this demanding role

In what turned out to be a very busy 2016 wildfire season in North America, the 14 in-service BAE Systems Regional Aircraft-built BAe 146-200s and Avro RJ-85 aircraft of Neptune Aviation and Conair/Aero-Flite flew a combined total of well over 5,800 tanker missions, dropping in excess of 12.5 million gallons of retardant to help control some of the 67,595 recorded wildfires in the USA and well over...

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