Colorado Company Will Build Russian-Designed Firefighting Planes

The Beriev Be-200 Altair is a well-known tanker aircraft, used for firefighting. It may not be pretty, but the Russian-designed plane can drop 3,170 gallons of water on a blaze in one second. Now that Colorado is looking for a fleet of firefighting planes, an agreement has been made to build the Be-200 on U.S. soil. » 9/29/14 3:48pm 9/29/14 3:48pm