A 747 flying at 500 ft, dispensing 20,000 gallons of water

17 July 2009

published by www.evergreenaviation.com


World’s Largest and Fastest Firefighting Aircraft Demonstration

Demonstration and media tour of the Evergreen B747 Supertanker, the world’s largest and fastest firefighting aircraft. The Supertanker will release 20,000 gallons of water at 500 feet onto the Ciudad Real Airport and Franfurt-Hahn Airport as fire season approaches.

• Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 10:00 AM Local Time, Ciudad Real Airport, 13434 Aeropuerto Central Ciudad Real, Spain

• Friday, July 24, 2009, 10:00 AM Local Time, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Gebaude 667D-55483, Frankfurt, Germany

During the week of July 20th, Evergreen International Aviation will present and demonstrate its cutting edge B747 Supertanker that will forever change the way wildfires are fought at a special news conference and media tour. The Supertanker is the largest tanker aircraft available today and has the same capability of any long-range Boeing 747 passenger aircraft. The aircraft is capable of dispersing a variety of products in response to oil spills, soil stabilization, biological/chemical poisoning and radiation.

With a payload of more than 20,000 gallons and a response time of 600 mph, it has more than eight times the drop capability and twice the speed of other federal air tankers currently fighting fires. The large capacity of the patented pressurized system is uniquely designed to attack urban interface wildland fires and fight multiple fires in one flight. The Evergreen Supertanker drops at higher altitudes, creating a significant safety buffer. This enables the aircraft to fight fires- at night when wildfires are more vulnerable to firefighting tactics. With a drop pattern of three miles in length and a football field wide, the Supertanker will provide a predictable result to minimize costs and collateral damage. For additional information visitwww.evergreenaviation.com.

Media Contact:
Laura Graham
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Tel: 503.434.4124

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