The first Bombardier 415 amphibious waterbomber sold to a U.S. customer has been delivered to Tenax Aerospace and leased to firefighting operator Aero-Flite for use on a multiyear contract with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). With a list price of $34.5 million, the 415 is expected to enter service by the spring, says the USFS, under a five-year, $57 million contract mandating that the aircraft be available 210 days a year. The contract allows for a second 415 to be brought into service ...

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