Bombardier Announces First U.S. Bombardier 415 Aircraft Sale and Delivery to a
Partnership Led by Tenax Aerospace, LLC
Celebrates 50th Bombardier 415 superscooper aircraft assembled in
North Bay, Ontario
NORTH BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/03/13 -- Today, Bombardier
celebrated the sale and delivery of its 50th iconic Bombardier 415
superscooper aircraft assembled at its North Bay, Ontario facility.
The aircraft, purchased by a partnership led by Tenax Aerospace, LLC
of Ridgeland, Mississippi, will be used under contract to the United
States Forest Service starting next month. Based on the list price,
the Bombardier contract is valued at approximately $34.5 million USD.
The Bombardier 415 superscooper aircraft is a world-renowned
firefighter and adapts to the roughest terrain and the only aircraft
specifically built as an aerial firefighting airplane. It is able to
land on unpaved runways, lakes, rivers and seas, enabling both rapid
initial attacks to extinguish fires and sustained attacks to contain
"Today, we are celebrating two milestones: the 50th Bombardier 415
aircraft assembled in North Bay, Ontario as well as the first United
States Bombardier 415 aircraft sale and delivery," said Michel
Bourgeois, President, Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier
Aerospace. "I want to congratulate the employees for this achievement
and to welcome the Tenax team to the amphibious aircraft family. This
is yet another testament to the true value of the expertise of our
employees and of our superscooper aircraft that remains the top
aerial firefighting choice around the world," he continued.
While the 50th Bombardier 415 aircraft to roll out of North Bay,
Ontario is the first to be sold to a United States customer, a total
of five State and privately owned CL-215 aircraft, the predecessor to
the Bombardier 415 aircraft, are currently operated in the United
Since the first Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft was delivered in
1994, a total of 85 Bombardier 415 and four Bombardier 415 MP
aircraft have been delivered to governments and firefighting agencies
around the world. In addition, 80 CL-215 and CL-215T amphibious
piston aircraft remain in service worldwide.
About the Bombardier 415 aircraft
The Bombardier 415 firefighter aircraft has a normal cruise speed of
180 KT (333 km/h) under certain conditions. In an average mission of
six nautical miles (11 kilometres) distance from water to fire, it
can complete nine drops within an hour and precisely deliver 14,589
US gallons (55,233 litres) of fire suppressant.
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