Since 1996, we have partnered with federal and state wildland agencies to fight fires across the United States and Canada. The cornerstone of our fleet are amphibious water scooping single engine air tankers – Air Tractor 802F Fire Bosses – which add a new dimension of capability to firefighting operations.
Since acquiring our first Fire Boss in 2007, we have continuously worked to enhance the capabilities of the aircraft and add innovative firefighting technology to quickly and effectively contain or minimize wildfires. Our proven air attack strategies and unmatched safety track record have led to federal and state exclusive use and on-call contracts in the states of Minnesota, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, California and Oregon. We secured our first federal contracts in 2009, with the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management. Today, we continue to partner with federal, state and private entities to protect land, people and their property from the devastation of wildfires.