Operations will cover the entire Province of Manitoba (649,950km2) and will help to protect communities in a population of 1.3 million people.
Mike Whalley, the President of Babcock Canada, commented: “Babcock has over 30 years of fixed and rotary wing aerial firefighting experience throughout Europe. In 2017, our aircraft and crews carried out over 5,500 firefighting missions, dropped 174m litres of water and logged over 20,000 hours in support of wildfire suppression. We deliver a fully integrated and professional aerial firefighting management service, underpinned by technology investments and mission specialist pilot training. We are delighted and honoured that the Government of Manitoba has entrusted us with this critical service and we look forward to serving the Province and protecting the natural resources and communities of Manitoba.”
For more information, please contact:
Jake Jacobson, Vice President, Babcock Canada
[email protected], (613) 294-8758
Nicholas Avellaneda, Manager, Marketing & External Communications
[email protected], (613) 295-3120
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