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First Aid Support with Airborne

First Aid Support with Airborne 21 June, 2019

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence signed a contract to supply six new Viking Canadair CL-515 and one upgraded Canadair CL-415EAF amphibious aircraft from Canadian-based Viking Air.

Four of the CL-515 twin-turboprop aircraft will be delivered in "first responder" multi-mission configuration, while the remaining two will be handed over "in optimised aerial firefighter configuration", said the company in a statement. It also pointed out that, due to its flexible architecture, the CL-515 is capable of integrating mission equipment for a variety of roles, including aerial firefighting, maritime patrol, surveillance, environmental monitoring, insect control, oil spill detection and dispersal.

"We expect to deliver the first new CL-515 on schedule in 2024," said David Curtis, chairman and chief executive officer of Longview Aviation Capital.

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