Aerial Firefighting Services
Providing Reliable, Next Generation Aerial Firefighting Solutions to Support Wildfire Management and Suppression Operations
Air Attack Platforms
13+ years of experience in providing Type 1 Air Tactical Group Supervisor Platforms.
Single Engine Air Tanker
Next generation Single Engine Air Tankers facilitates rapid response to wildfires.
Water Scooper Platforms
A series of CL-415EAF platforms for effective wildfire suppression.
Aerial intelligence gathering and wildfire mapping in real-time.
Type 1 Air Attack Platforms
Bridger Aerospace has more than 13 years’ experience providing Type 1 Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) Platforms in support of the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior, CalFire and various state governments.
Bridger Aerospace has grown quickly over the last 3 years, expanding its fleet from one plane to 9 twin commander aircraft for the 2018 fire season. Bridger is one of the largest Type 1 Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) platform providers in the United States, operating 9 Twin Commander aircraft on contracts covering 100% of the United States. Bridger is a pioneer of new and improved sensor technology to better protect our citizens and firefighters.
Bridger Aerospace is committed to providing exemplary aerial services to federal and state fire management agencies that combat wild land fires. Bridger strives to provide highly reliable and technically proficient services to ensure those fighting fire are supported at the highest standard possible.
Bridger is the inaugural customer for the launch of the CL-415EAF platform, with Viking Air. Bridger’s purchase of 6 CL-415EAF Super Scoopers will make it the only full spectrum aerial fire service provider in the nation.
Bridger Aerospace has an experienced and well-trained crew of maintenance professionals. Bridger ensures that maintenance personnel and their maintenance support staff are well trained and current on all general aviation standards and requirements. Bridger’s maintenance staff are specifically trained to service the Bridger fleet of aircraft. Bridger Aerospace ensures that the maintenance team has all the necessary equipment needed to exceed FAA maintenance standards and maintain USFS and BLM contract aircraft requirements.
Bridger Aerospace was selected by the Department of the Interior to operate unmanned aircraft on a call-when-needed basis over active wildfires throughout the United States. Bridger operates an arrays of UAVs that are equipped with cutting edge sensor technology provided by Ascent Vision Technologies to provide critical data to the fire management team.
This system collects aerial data to support wildland fire operations, search and rescue, and emergency management. This is the first UAV contract by the Bureau of Land Management or the United States Forest Service in support of active wildfire management. Bridger is the only company entering it’s third year of UAS fire support. The first year of UAS operations determined the standard concept of operations (CONOPS) for the drone. The follow on years have and will continue to provide high quality information to the firefighters in harm’s way so they can attack the fire with relevant, on time information. Manned aircraft are not allowed to fly low visibility or unnecessarily hazardous conditions over an active wildfire, unmanned systems will be primarily used to provide incident commanders an additional tool for accurate fire intelligence. UAVs will provide infrared and optical imagery that will allow firefighters to attack with real time data.