International Aerial Firefighting Conference 2016 – report

22nd-23rd March 2016, Sacramento, California, USA

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft marked its commitment to the aerial firefighting community in North America and building on the success of its BAe 146/Avro RJ regional jets that form the bulk of the next-generation Airtanker firefighting fleet, by taking a prominent role at the recent Aerial Firefighting International Conference and Exhibition.

BAE Systems shared an exhibition booth (stand backdrop pictured above) with Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Montana and Air Spray of Chico, California – two of the three Airtanker operators/converters who have chosen the BAe 146/Avro RJ.

The third customer for the British jet is Conair Aerial Firefighting of Abbotsford, Canada and its US affiliate operator, Aero Flite of Spokane, Washington, were on an adjacent booth and exhibited one of their converted Avro RJ85 Airtankers in the static aircraft display.

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Click on the links below for press reports

Tangent Link – organisers of Sacramento Airtanker conference

Aviation Pros/News Now

Neptune Aviation Facebook page