At $30 million, the CL-415EAF is one of the most expensive aerial firefighting aircraft ever made.

How much does a Canadair CL-415 cost?

At $30 million, the CL-415EAF is one of the most expensive aerial firefighting aircraft ever made.

Can a CL-415 land on water?

Introducing the Canadair CL-415 This aircraft offers operators the ability to access sites in remote locations, use unprepared runways, facilitate on-land or on-water interventions, and perform short takeoff and landings (STOL capabilities).

What is the difference between CL-215 and CL-415?

A CL-215T carries around a 300-lb-lower payload than the CL-415 and does not have an EFIS flight deck. The major visual difference is the CL-215T has a two-door bomb bay while the CL-415 has a four-door bomb bay. (Which one is better is continuously debated by the worldwide operator base.)

How much water does a CL-215 hold?

According to Flight International, the CL-415 has good handling on the water, being relatively easy to operate in comparison with several other amphibious aircraft. The CL-515 can hold up to 7,000 litres (1,850 US gallons), and has a refill time of 14 seconds.

What is a Super Scooper plane?

Super Scooper is a nickname given to certain amphibious firefighting aircraft built by Canadair, now Bombardier. The family of three aircraft known as “Super Scoopers” are the Canadair CL-215, the CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 turboprop.

How do planes pick up water to fight fires?

Airtankers or water bombers are fixed-wing aircraft fitted with tanks that can be filled on the ground at an air tanker base or, in the case of flying boats and amphibious aircraft, by skimming water from lakes, reservoirs, or large rivers without needing to land.

What is the Canadair CL-415?

The Canadair CL-415, also known as the Bombardier 415, is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. It was designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting.

What happened to the CL-415 aircraft?

During October 2016, the CL-415 programme was acquired by Viking Aircraft; this company has produced a further modernised model of the aircraft, designated as the CL-515 or the Viking Canadair 515 First Responder. Introduced during 1966, the CL-215 was the first aircraft specifically designed to be a water bomber.

What kind of aircraft is a Canadair 415?

Canadair CL-415. The Canadair CL-415 (Superscooper, later Bombardier 415) is an amphibious aircraft based on the Canadair CL-215 and designed specifically for aerial firefighting, built by Canadair then Bombardier.

What is the maximum height of a Cl 415?

Height: 29 ft 3 in (8.9 m) Maximum Water Depth: 6 ft (1.8 m) With WinAir, you can streamline and simplify the maintenance activities on the CL-415, along with nearly any other aircraft. This saves on valuable work hours, which can then be expended on more pressing matters.