Category: Fire Fighting
The aircraft was chartered from Russian airline Volga-Dnepr by Sunshine Coast company McDermott Aviation, just days after Greece's government requested its assistance in combating the nation's extensive wildfires.
The LAT will remain in Bundaberg for four years as part of the deal between the Palaszczuk government and the Victorian government.
More than 60 bush and grass fires burned across NSW on Saturday and Sunday in what police have called the first major blazes of the season.
The Bushfire Royal Commission has also warned longer seasons worldwide may make it harder to obtain specilaist aircraft from overseas in future.
Authorities said emergency services tackling the blaze near Humpty Doo in the NT were already contending with probably the worst fire weather in a decade.