Providing critical air tanker support to control wildfires burning forests and
threatening our communities.
threatening our communities.
Air Spray is proud to have been protecting our forests and communities from wildfires for 49 years. Our service excellence in our industry is why we are continually relied upon to ensure our forests and communities are protected from wildfires for generations to come.
WHAT WE DO
Air Spray provides critical air tanker and support aircraft to aid in the control of wildfires affecting communities and surrounding forests. As our population increases, so does the urban-forest interface. This means that more and more citizens are at risk should a wildfire develop near a community. Without the support of air tanker aircraft, communities are unable to prevent a fire from completely destroying homes and property within a matter of minutes.
The risk to communities is increasing yearly as climate change affects the health of our forests. As global temperatures rise, weather patterns and the availability of water also change, increasing the risk of forest fires starting and quickly spreading out of control. Added to this is hotter, drier summers increasing the risk and severity of forest fires. North America is also experiencing an increase in the length of the fire season every year. In particular, early and late season fires seem to be more intense. High winds and extremely dry conditions are making the fires more intense and harder to control.
PARTNERS WITH GOVERNMENT FIRE AGENCIES
Air Spray works in close partnership with our government customers to provide Airtanker services that are not only cost effective but at all times - safe. This is achieved through years of experience in the development of exceptional aircraft and equipment specifically designed for wildfire control.
Coupled with a comprehensive maintenance training program prior to the start of each fire season, Air Spray's pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers operate Airtanker aircraft that are at all times, safe for the job.
OUR AIRCRAFT FLEET
Our aircraft fleet ranges from either wheel based or amphibious Air Tractor AT802 single engine Airtankers (SEATs) to heavy Airtankers such as the Lockheed L188 Electra and the BAE 146 jet aircraft. Many of our Airtankers are supported by high visibility lead planes or "bird dog" aircraft to direct the aerial fire fighting operations.
Click below to see our list of aircraft available for short or long term contract.
AIRTANKER AND TANK SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Air Spray is recognized as expert in not only Airtanker operation, but also Airtanker aircraft and tank development. Air Spray continually seeks to provide the best aircraft and retardant tank systems for our customers' fire control toolbox.
To this end, a large part of our operation is the conversion of aircraft to the role of Airtanker and the development of retardant tank systems that are most effective for wildfire suppression. Our design engineers and aircraft structures specialists provide a key role in the development of these new aircraft and tank systems.
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