posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 01:43 PM
The first 747-400 Global SuperTanker is nearing completion on Sacramento. The aircraft underwent a heavy maintenance check, along with being brought
into compliance with 28 ADs, and now is having the water tanks and dump system installed.
Alterna Capitol Group owns the aircraft and plans to use it worldwide to assist firefighters, or oil cleanup crews. They've been to Australia,
Germany, Croatia, France and the European Union in Brussels to discuss operations. The previous 747 tanker was owned and operated by Evergreen before
they shut down.
The new aircraft will be able to carry over 19,000 gallons of water, fire retardant, or oil dispersant over 4,000 nm. They also see a potential fleet
of up to 4 aircraft.