How Wildfire Will Affect Aircraft Maintenance

mountaintop wildfire
Toxic compounds created by wildfires can make firefighting aircraft susceptible to engine surges or flameouts.
Credit: Patrick Veillette
An unprecedented number of serious wildfires have occurred in recent years, and they are happening almost year-round now. Airborne resources are vital tools in fire management that are likely to see increased utilization. The increasing intensity of wildfires is certain to place inordinate stresses...

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