Keith Ridler

Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

‘Fragile’ Jet Fuel Supply Chain Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant while battling the Salt Fire near the Lakehead community of Unincorporated Shasta County, Calif. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities.

Keith Ridler | Associated Press
July 13, 2021