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File photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Hiroshi Ando / AP 2016 File)

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Measure introduced to get 747 Supertanker into service in Arizona

Rep. Sinema wants largest 'slurry bomber' available to fight wildfires

The Global Supertanker, a modified 747 jumbo jet that serves as the largest “slurry bomber” in the world, stands a better chance of being available to fight wildfires in Arizona and other states, after Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, District 9, on Thursday, April 26, offered an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that would direct the FAA to review and revamp the approval process for air tankers.

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Editorial: Give firefighters the best tools to save us

This year residents in this area witnessed the Goodwin Fire, which forced some to leave their homes, and we paid close attention to the wildfires in California, that caused so much death and destruction.