Avialsa's Air Tractor AT-802F FireBoss

I’ve recently written about the Italian Canadairs (read here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-italian-canadairs-in-seasonal-firefighting-service/), however, there a lot of other type of aircraft involved in the seasonal firefighting service that can be spotted in the Italian airports.
These aircraft are occasionally leased for a single season, for experimental purposes or for multiple fire-fighting campaigns. In 2006 2 Avialsa’s Air Tractor AT-802F FireBoss were deployed to Oristano-Fenosu on the Western coast of Sardinia island, while, in 2007, 2 aircraft were deployed to Tortolì (Sardinia) and 3 at Salerno Pontecagnano airport. The Italian Civil Protection Department leased the FireBoss assets also during summer 2008 when they were temporary deployed to Falconara, Foggia and Grottaglie.
The following FireBoss profiles are a courtesy of Ugo Crisponi of AVIATIONGRAPHIC.COM.

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