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    Title:Drop pattern and coverage level comparison between the amphibious AT-802F and the CL-215
 
    Year:2009
 
    Status:Completed
 
    Researcher(s):Ray Ault (Lead)
 
    Abstract:In May of 2009, FPInnovations, at the request of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Forestry Division (ASRD), conducted a series of drop tests with the amphibious Air Tractor AT-802F (the “Fireboss”) and the Canadair CL-215 at the Abbotsford Airport in British Columbia, Canada. ASRD uses the amphibious Air Tractor AT-802F and the Canadair CL-215 as part of its airtanker fleet for aerial wildfire suppression. The amphibious AT-802F has a smaller tank capacity than the CL-215, so many have wondered about the ground coverage capabilities of the AT-802F compared to the CL-215.

This project was completed on contract for ASRD. For more information, please contact Ray Ault.
 
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 
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    Tags:Fuel Management; FireSmart; Aerial; Drop Testing; Community Protection; see all tags...
 
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