The province has announced a “made in BC” tool to fight forest fires this summer.
B.C.’s aerospace sector has be engineering the latest in aerial firefighting technology.
Minsters Mike de Jong and Shirley Bond say the government has signed a contract with Abbotsford-based Con Air.
It’s for the services of an RJ-85 jet to fly the skies this wildfire season.
The jet, already exported to France and the United States, is faster than the planes currently being used.