MD-87 Fire Tanker conversion certified

US-based Erickson Aero Tanker received Supplemental Type Certification  (STC) for its MD-87 passenger-to-firefighting tanker program. Erickson has so far converted three MD-87s for sister company Aero Air, which acquired seven of the type in late 2012. Following the award of the STC, Aero Air put two of them into service this month with the US […]
  • David Harris
  • June 24, 2014

Erickson Aero Tanker MD-87

Erickson Aero Tanker N291EA — a converted MD-87 makes its first drops. Brett and Doug at the controls.
  • David Harris
  • April 15, 2013