First of Its Kind: New Firefighting Aircraft in Montana

First of Its Kind: New Firefighting Aircraft in Montana

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: NBC Montana
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Bridger Aerospace in Belgrade gave NBC Montana an inside look at a new plane that will help fight forest fires this season.

The aircraft is a CL415EAF built in Canada. It came out of production in April.

Bridger Aerospace contracts the plane out to various agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service.

One plane can cost up to $30 million, but its hefty price tag comes with some unique features, including its water capabilities.