THE CIVILE SECURITE DH8-Q400 AIRTANKER IS CURRENTLY IN YKA DOING PROVING TESTS..WILL BE HERE ALL DAY APPARENTLY. HAVE PICS TO FOLLOW...
AIRCRAFT OWNED BY FRANCE, AND 2ND AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS.
Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 4): Is this fire fighter tanker? Or an airborne refuelling tanker?
Used for fire control. The tank is a "wrap around" design and can be removed, seats installed and converted to a passenger configuration with 40seats and room for gear in 3 hours!..yes 3 hours!
I think they are planning to be able to utilize for fire fighting during day, and moving crews at night if necessary with this amazing design.
Quoting T prop (Reply 10): Does anyone know where they got the airframe to do this, did they use a new airplane?
It is one of SAS COMMUTER first DH8 -400 aircraft, flew into YKA last summer to do a flyby for the Provincial Airtanker base, then continued on to YXX for mods. Unsure of original registration when used by SAS.