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Air tanker dropping water on a wildfireAircraft are an important part of Saskatchewan’s wildfire management program. Land-based air tankers, water skimming aircraft, bird-dog planes, other fixed wing aircraft and helicopters all play critical roles.

Our Fleet of Aircraft

The Government of Saskatchewan owns and operates a fleet of ten air tankers and seven bird-dog aircraft. The fleet includes:

  • Four Convair 580A land-based air tankers;
  • Six CL-215 water scooping aircraft; and
  • Seven smaller bird-dog aircraft that guide the tankers and direct other air traffic over and near the wildfire.

The wildfire program also depends on long- and short-term contracting of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from commercial air carriers to help detect and suppress wildfires. If you’re an interested aviation supplier, look for more information under Provide Services and Equipment.

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