MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) has signed a deal to sell two water bombers, used to fight forest fires, to the Newfoundland and Labrador government.
The sale of the amphibious planes is valued at US$73.7 million, based on the list price for the Bombardier 415, which is assembled in North Bay, Ont.
The first of the two water bombers will be delivered later this spring and the second will be delivered in September 2015.
Newfoundland and Labrador bought its first Bombardier CL-215 water bomber aircraft in 1995 and its first Bombardier 415 in 2010.
The province said the delivery of the first plane will increase its fleet of forest fire suppression aircraft to four Bombardier 415 water bombers, one CL-215 water bomber and one Cessna spotter.
The second aircraft will replace the CL-215.