Viking Canadair 515

Building on the pedigree of the CANADAIR CL-415, the CL-515 “First Responder” is the next generation of purpose-built aerial firefighter and multi-role amphibious aircraft. Through the incorporation of new technology and the integration of the state-of-the-art Collins Pro Line Fusion® digital avionics suite, the 515 provides operators with world class reliability, enhanced safety, and unrivaled situational awareness.

 

The multi-mission Canadair 515 First Responder addresses obsolescence issues associated with the older CL-415 airframe and systems, while improving maintainability through its use of modernized materials and airframe systems enhancements. Its expanded tank capacity (7,000 L) and ability to refill in 14 seconds from water sources in close proximity to wildfires allows the CL-515 to drop enormous amounts of foam-injected fire retardant on a continuous basis, increasing productivity by up to 15 percent.

 

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