El gráfico muestra los aviones clave que están combatiendo los incendios forestales en Australia.


Los aviones desempeñan una labor clave en la lucha contra los incendios forestales de Australia

By Jordi Bou

January 15, 2020 - Una combinación de aeronaves que incluye helicópteros, aviones de ala fija y aviones cisterna más grandes, capaces de alcanzar las regiones más inaccesibles, es crucial en el combate de los peores incendios forestales registrados en Australia.

With aircraft, the fire services can scout out inaccessible regions and determine if a fire has broken out. With helicopters, they can evacuate homes and trapped fire teams. And with waterbombers, they can fight the fire directly and help ground crews put out a blaze.

This year, the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) fleet of around 130 aircraft has been boosted by up to 500 aircraft from more than 150 operators.

Most of the aircraft available can be used to “firebomb” water onto fires or drop retardant from the sky above.

Australia is battling its worst bushfire season on record, with fires burning since September killing 29 people, destroying more than 2,500 homes and razing bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria.

PUBLISHED: 15/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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