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Re: Hawkins & Powers- What are these replacing?

Posted by Scott WRG Editor on Fri Mar 12, 2004 08:44:23 PM

In reply top Hawkins & Powers- What are these replacing? posted by bdk on Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:00:19 AM

My best guess is the that they are replacing the Privateers and C-130A aircraft grounded last year.


: Irkut, which is based in this snowy eastern Siberia town a
: bout 3,200 miles and five time zones east of Moscow, manuf
: actures aircraft designed by other companies. About 90 per
: cent of its output is military aircraft, including Sukhoi
: fighter jets, but it also makes civilian transport aircraf
: t like the Be-200, a jet-powered water bomber that can sco
: op 12 tons of water from a lake or river and drop it on a
: forest fire.
: Irkut also recently signed a letter of intent to sell eigh
: t Be-200 water bombers to Hawkins & Powers Aviation Inc.,
: a firefighting aircraft company in Greybull, Wyo., for $20
: 0 million.
: The source of the above is:
: Russian Plane Maker Embraces Capitalism
: New York Times 03/11/04
: author: Erin E. Arvedlund
: c. 2004 New York Times Company

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