Aero Union Closes, 2 Weeks After Canceled Forest Contract

  

Aero Union Tanker 22 dropping retardant in Malibu (Photo aerounion.com)

Chico employees of Aero Union who were commuting to Sacramento were told Friday their jobs are gone and the air tanker business is being closed.

They were told they could pick up their final checks on Monday, according to an employee's wife, who contacted the Enterprise-Record.

Employees were told that the entire company was closing, according to the email.

Aero Union, which relocated from Chico to McClellan Field in Sacramento, converted military aircraft to aerial firefighters, and operated some of the planes under contract with the federal government ...

Click here to read the rest of this Enterprise Record story. Click here to read about the U.S. Forest Service's decision to cancel its contract with Aero Union.

-from the Chico Enterprise Record

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  1. FOREST SERVICE = GOVERNMENT = POLITICS = GREED!!

    I NEED NOT WRITE MORE! (but i will :-) yes)

    WE DO?, HAVE MONEY FOR TWO (2) NEW "SHOPPING CENTERS" ???

    MORE BULGING POCKETS, MORE POLITICS, MORE LIES!!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • oh, i know they will say it won't cost the taxpayers anything,

      JUST LIKE THE YELLOWISH, GREENISH, BROWNISH,

      NOW UGLY (just look) PALM TREES ON "THEIR" HILLTOP DRIVE!!

      I SAY B. S. !! :-)

  2. I have to agree with the above!

    • THANK YOU pmarshall.

      some may not agree, but i have been in shasta county since 1946,

      (born earlier) and i have seen them come and go, but now it seems it

      is all about POWER & MONEY! i will accept any questions about

      my position at anytime. P.S. "JOHN WILSON" would have been a

      WONDERFUL SUPERVISOR, no special interests, no agendas,

      JUST TRUE LOVE & CONCERN FOR SHASTA COUNTY!! please

      note that SUPERVISORS, especially ag. connected ones!!

  3. oh, and by the way supervisors, and city council,

    YES, PEOPLE ARE WATCHING, AND PEOPLE DO CARE! :-)

    WILL YOU PLEASE LISTEN TO THOSE WHO ELECTED YOU,

    AND NOT "SPECIAL INTERESTS"? do i have the answer, NO, but

    YOU WERE PUT THERE FOR AND BY "THE PEOPLE"! they only

    want COMMON SENSE, do you have it?? GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

  4. Do any of you respondants know who is selling and/or installing the MAFFS or AAFS system now on C130's - I believe Aerounion used to perform this, but the STC is now owned by forest service? Hopefully one of the respondants to this article can point me in the right direction?

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