Los Angeles County is to lease two Canadair CL-215T firefighting amphibious aircraft from Bombardier for five years after a successful trial of the aircraft in southern California during late 1994. Australian firefighting authorities have also recommended a similar trial for the larger CL-415T during the forthcoming Austral summer. A total of 37 SuperScooper aircraft are in full-time service in Canada, France, Italy and Spain.


Source: Flight International