Exciting news came from the Paris Airshow earlier this year. Bridger Aerospace announced a partnership with Viking and will be the official launch partner of the CL-415 EAF platform.
Skies Magazine reports “Bridger Aerospace became the launch customer for the Viking CL-415EAF conversion program after signing a multiple aircraft purchase agreement with Longview in 2018, with the first two Enhanced Aerial Firefighters scheduled for delivery early next year in advance of the 2020 North American wildfire season.”
“Tim Sheehy, founder and CEO of Bridger Aerospace Group, stated, “With the ever-increasing wildfire danger in the United States, it is becoming more important than ever to ensure we have the appropriate aircraft resources available to stay on the leading edge of next generation aerial firefighting techniques. We see the CL-415EAF ‘Enhanced Aerial Firefighter’ as the ideal platform, at the right time and price, for optimizing our ability to combat wildfires while growing our position as a leader in the aerial firefighter arena”.”