Conair British Aerospace BAe 146-200/Avro RJ85 C-GVFT
Rene van der Wal
Enda G Burke
Image ID: 1230281
Operator: Conair - C-GVFT
Aircraft: British Aerospace - BAe 146-200/Avro RJ85
Airport: Canada - Abbotsford, BC (YXX / CYXX)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2019-8-9 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(7.9.2019, 18:31 CET)
This beautiful RJ-85 has been converted to a next generation air tanker for wildland fire fighting. You can see the large 3,000 gallon external tank that Conair use on their jets. Several of these jets have been completed with more on the way. On display at the Abbotsford International Airshow 2019.
(7 September 2019 - 21:13 CET)
These agile jets must make good waterbombers Jetzguy.
(8 September 2019 - 20:46 CET)
You are correct. Their steep descent profile ability is a huge asset in the mountains where they are laying retardant lines down hill or across ridge lines etc. Dropping down a hillside quickly under complete control is so important in wildfire fighting. These jets will do quite well over time I am sure.