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Fire Suppression


When Fire Strikes, you need fast and efficient service. That's where Buffalo Fire Suppression excels. We stand by our commitment to provide aviation related fire suppression support, equipment and staff anytime, anywhere you may need us.

For over thirty years, Buffalo Airways has continually operated under the same ownership. With a fleet of 28 mostly Heavy aircraft, our reputation as a safe and efficient operation is something you can depend on. Buffalo Airways offers what no other fire suppression service can - a diversified fleet that operates on land or water, year-round, not just during the regular fire season.

Buffalo's tanker fleet consist of one Lockheed Electra tanker C-FIJX with an installed 8 door retardant tank that can deliver up to per drop and is fully equipped with an Envelope Protection System to enhance pilot safety and awareness during mission. Three of our Douglas DC-4s are equipped with the most modern computerized retardant delivery systems available. The Buffalo Airways CL-215 fleet consist of three Series 5 and one Series 1 CL-215 and can operate independently away from base on a 4 hour fuel reserve and deliver up to 50,000L of water per hour.

Buffalo Airways also operates and maintains eight Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Bosses for the Government of the Northwest Territories which protect the forests, communities and mine sites in a forested area covering 614,000 ha2.

Canadair CL-215
Lockheed L-188 Electra Tanker
Douglas DC-4 Tanker