Air Spray to modify BAe 146 as air tanker


BAe 146-200 N773CS in storage at Oroville

BAe 146-200 N773CS in storage at Oroville (Steve Nation)

Another company is converting a BAe 146 to an air tanker. Canada’s Air Spray Aviation Services has acquired BAe 146-200 N773CS (msn E2082), and is converting her at Chico, California. N773CS had been stored at nearby Oroville since September 2010. She was ferried to Chico on 25 September. Air Spray recently acquired some of the assets of defunct Aero Union at Chico and is employing some of its former employees. Air Spray’s entry into the market brings to four the number of companies converting BAe 146s and Avro RJs to air tankers, joining Tronos, Minden Air, and Conair.

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