The helicopter is expected to operate in Madeira this year for five months and will only fight fires, AgoraMadeira knows.
As it turned out, it is certain that the desire to have the helicopter all year will not be possible, as well as the possibility that the helicopter may be geared to other valences than just fire fighting.
It seems that the only change that will happen this year, compared to 2019, will be to assume from the start that the helicopter will be five months and not just four (this has happened in the last two years but by widening the Operational Combat Operational Plan). (POCIF).
AgoraMadeira has learned that it is the intention of the Regional Government to extend the POCIF period from four to five months with POCIF 2020, which is due to run from 15 June to 15 November.