Aircair currently have 4 Airtractor AT802 aircraft equipped for firefighting operations. The AT802 is able to drop 3000 litres of water, foam or retardant in one pass if required. The AT802 is an ideal fireboming aircraft as it is powered by one Pratt & Whitney PT6-67AG is one of the most reliable production engines in the world with relatively low operating costs compared to multi engined aircraft. The AT802 is designed to operate out of short, unimproved airstrips, allowing it to operate close to a fire.
Aircair has been involved with the NSW Rural Fire Service as a Call When Needed (CWN) fixed wing fire-bombing operator since 2003. Aircair has also cross hired aircraft and crew to operators in QLD to assist with the QLD Rural Fire Service since 2011.
Ground support equipment
Aircair were proudly selected by the NSW Rural Fire Service to handle the retardant mixing and loading for the LAT & VLAT 2 year trial at Richmond Airforce Base during the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 fire seasons.