Quantcast
Clear
61.3 ° F
Full Weather

Airtankers Will Fly

Seven air tankers operated by Chico-based Aero Union Corporation are now back in service. President Terry Unsworth expects an eighth of the firm´s P-3 Orion aircraft to be back in service soon. The U.S. Forest Service approved five of the planes for use last week — reversing an earlier grounding order for all 33 of the large air tankers used to fight wildfires across the nation.