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 Tanker 910 and 911 DC-10 Aircraft, photographed
in 2008 at Victorville, California
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10 Tanker LLC Website


 
10 Tanker began researching the development of Next Generation airtankers in 2002. Company personnel were assembled with an extensive history of heavy jet operations, modifications and ownership. After two years of research into aerial firefighting requirements and future direction, 10 Tanker selected the DC10 type for development. A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for modifications of DC10 aircraft to be used for the aerial dispersant of liquids was issued in March 2006. 10 Tanker then obtained a 14 CFR Part 137 Operating Certificate for aerial firefighting and IAB approval for agency use. 

The company has achieved operational success by development of a safe and effective Structural Integrity Program, a reliable maintenance program, a robust aircraft type, and an effective, proven retardant delivery system capable of delivering full or split loads at all desired coverage levels. 

10 TANKER'S DC10s have proven to be a valuable tool for professional firefighting agencies to contain and suppress wild fires of all terrain and fuel types. 

Hundreds of fire missions have now been performed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming as well as Alberta, Canada and Australia.

These photos were taken at the 10 Tanker Air Carrier facilities, located at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. Many thanks to Mr. Morgan Gillette for this exclusive photo opportunity. See copyright notice below!

Notice: These photos are copyrighted property of this website! They may not be copied, duplicated, altered, or reproduced in any manner without joint written consent from the webmaster and 10 Tanker Air Carrier.

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