Airtankers ON

The table below released by NIFC is dated May 30, 2023 — but all of these airtankers have been activated, some as early as March. No big surprises on the contract awards — most of who you hoped would be on contract, including two Aero-Flite scoopers, are on the list.

T-262 -- a 1600-gal. CL-415. Aero-Flite photo
T-262 — a 1600-gal. CL-415. Aero-Flite photo

The other airtanker contract awards include Neptune (T-40 and T-15 and T-16 and T-12), Aero-Flite with T-12 and T-162, 10 Tanker with its T-914 DC-10, Coulson’s T-137 (a 737), Aero-Flite (T-167 and T-164) and Aero Air with T-102 and T-101. The CWN activations include 10 Tanker’s T-910 (a DC-10), and the CWN Scooper activations include Aero-Flite’s S261 and S262 (both CL-415 aircraft).

2023 Airtankers
2023 Contract Airtankers

High fives to all you pilots, personnel, and contract companies — we’re glad you’re on board!

*NOTE: No one at NIFC has responded to a couple requests
for details on this, but if they do we’ll update this post.

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11 thoughts on “Airtankers ON”

  1. As stated admin base is where the paperwork is done, those aeroflight scooters never went south of chico.

    1. Go North on I-5. Hang a left at Chico. Pack a lunch.

      Didja know that Chico is a city named after one of the Marx brothers? (G)

      1. You’re pretty funny, Tom D
        Why was Chico California named Chico?
        The name Chico comes from Rancho del Arroyo Chico, or “Little Brook Ranch,” the name of the 28,000-acre land grant Chico’s founder, Gen. John Bidwell, purchased in 1849.

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