Aerial firefighting services by the numbers
10Babcock supported aircraft in Canada
+1,120firefighting missions since 2021
3,360firefighting flight hours since 2021
98M+million litres of water dropped
10year contract with the Government of Manitoba
What we do
Babcock provides a full range of firefighting services and missions, from customizable services to fully integrated turn-key solutions, including:
- Firefighter transportation
- Fire pattern mapping
- Bird-dog aerial coordination operations
- Real-time imaging for command and control centres
- Planned incendiary burning
- Specialist pilot training
Unmatched capabilities and experience
Babcock provides fully integrated professional aerial firefighting services, drawing on global experience to deliver solutions tailored for the Canadian environment.
Our highly capable services are underpinned by our own proprietary technology investments and internally delivered mission specialist pilot training. To inform our uniquely Canadian solutions, we draw on wider experience as one of the world’s largest aerial firefighting business.
A leader in aerial firefighting in Canada and around the world
Providing Critical Wildfire Suppression Services to the Province of Manitoba
+1,120 firefighting missions since 2021
3,360 firefighting flight hours since 2021
98M+ liters of water dropped
Gaining trust and experience in Canada
In Canada, Babcock was honoured with the award of a 10-year contract for aerial wildfire suppression services by the Government of Manitoba. With our capable Western Canadian partners, Babcock is responsible for the management, maintenance, and operation of Manitoba’s fleet of seven amphibious water-bomber aircraft, supported by three Babcock-owned bird-dog aircraft.
How we do it
Babcock has operated under nearly every conceivable relationship with our customers.
We plan, operate and fly. We utilize both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. We own our own fleets, and can also lease from our customers, or rent aircraft as needed. Babcock can offer a complete turn-key solution, or work with partner organizations and provide specified elements of a complete solution. Our experience in multiple jurisdictions and environments requires that we remain flexible, and enables us to bring lessons learned and fresh thinking to our customers.
Finally, and importantly, our scale and integrated approach delivers value-for-money.