Morocco expands firefighting capabilities with Canadair fleet

Morocco expands firefighting capabilities with Canadair fleet


Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco has acquired three Canadair aircraft to enhance its firefighting capabilities as the frequency of wildfires continues to increase due to climate change.

The second aircraft, named CN-ATS, has arrived in the Portuguese Azores after flying over the Atlantic towards Morocco and is expected to enter service with the Royal Air Force on Thursday as the sixth Canadair aircraft.

The first aircraft, CN-ATR, is undergoing trials to obtain air licenses while the third aircraft, CN-ATT, will be ready for delivery by the end of this year or early next year.

Morocco plans to expand the fleet to eight aircraft with modern equipment installed, which will take place at the General Support Airbase in Ben Slimane.

The new acquisitions will help Morocco strengthen its firefighting capabilities and protect its citizens from the harmful effects of wildfires.

The Moroccan Times.