Above: Tanker 03 at Concepción, Chile. Photo by Neptune Aviation.
After a Saturday arrival at Santiago, Chile, Neptune’s Tanker 03 relocated south to Concepción where it will be based at least for a while. Judging from the photo below it appears that portable tanks will be used to store water to refill the aircraft. This is similar to the operation at Santiago established for servicing the IL-76 and the 747.
One thing unique about firefighting in Chile is that most of the water systems are privately owned, rather than being operated by the government, and fire hydrants are rare.