Firefighting Aircraft Project presentation EU member states


On the July 2021 the 19-01 team presented the project and design for the new firefighting aircraft to the EU member states. The meeting was extended to all the states and coordinated by “The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the heart of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism”. This unit coordinates the delivery of assistance to disaster-stricken countries, such as relief items, expertise, civil protection teams and specialized equipment. The 19-01 project received a high level of interest from all the member states with two of the major players willing to take this to the next steps. A first real step in finally substituting the now more than obsolete CL415.

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