air tankers

2 Wyoming Air Tankers Resume Firefighting
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes have returned to fighting wildfires this week. The increased fire activity in the West prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call for the C-130s, which are specially outfitted to drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant slu…
Obama To Sign Bill Speeding Up Air Tanker Deals
DENVER (AP) — A bill to speed up the contracting of the next generation of air tankers is about to become law. President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet had urged the president sign the measure quickly. The U.S. House and Senate passe…