Commission adds planes to rescEU fleet to prepare for summer forest fires

Jun 05, 2020

To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting airplanes to add to the reserve. This adds up to a total of 13 airplanes and 6 helicopters that will be part of the EU-funded rescEU fleet in 2020.


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