Fleet

National Fleet

The National Aerial Firefighting Fleet comprises approximately 130 contracted aircraft. These aircraft, contracted by NAFC on behalf of state and territory governments, are supplemented by additional state owned, and state contracted aircraft and other aircraft hired to meet peak demand across Australia. In total more than 500 aircraft, provided by over 150 operators, are available for firefighting across Australia.

Aircraft counts and locations vary from time to time as the fleet balance is adjusted and individual airframes are updated or replaced.

Aircraft Types
The contracted fleet is primarily made up of types listed in this booklet and shown in this poster


Current fleet
(Aircraft contracted to NAFC on behalf of the States and Territories as at January 1st 2017)

Service Type Aircraft Type Supplier Nominated
Operational Base
Type 2 RW (winch) Bell 412SP United Aero Helicopters Hume Helibase
Type 3 RW (AAS) Eurocopter AS350 BA United Aero Helicopters Hume Helibase
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech NT Pty Ltd Batchelor
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech NT Pty Ltd Batchelor
SEAT* Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech NT Pty Ltd Batchelor
Type 1 VLAT DC-10-30 AGAIR Pty Ltd Richmond RAAF
AAS/Lead Twin Commander 690B AGAIR Pty Ltd Richmond RAAF
Type 1 LAT LMĀ  L-100-30 (382G) Coulson Aviation (Australia) Richmond RAAF
AAS/Lead Twin Commander 690B AGAIR Pty Ltd Richmond RAAF
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Bankstown
Type 3 RW AAS Bell 206 L-3 Kestrel Aviation Bankstown
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Bankstown
Type 2 RW (winch) Eurocopter AS365 McDermott Aviation Taree / Hume (ACT)
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch) Eurocopter EC145 True North Grafton
Type 1 or 2 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Bankstown
Type 1 or 2 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Bankstown
Type 2 RW (winch) Bell 412SP United Aero Helicopters Camden
Type 2 RW (winch) Bell 412SP United Aero Helicopters Camden
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch)* Kawasaki BK 117* United Aero Helicopters Camden
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch)* Kawasaki BK 117* Trecked Bankstown
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch) Kawasaki BK 117 Trecked Bankstown
Type 3 RW (winch) Eurocopter AS350 B3+ United Aero Helicopters Camden
Type 3 RW (SIG) Bell 206 L United Aero Helicopters Camden
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch) Eurocopter EC145 True North Tumut
Type 2 or 3 RW (winch) Kawasaki BK 117 United Aero Helicopters Moruya
Type 2 RW (winch) Bell 412SP United Aero Helicopters Hume Helibase
SEAT (self-fill) Air Tractor AT-802F FB Pays Air Service Grafton
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Kennedy Air Ag Gunnedah
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Pays Air Service Scone
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 R&M Aircraft Orange
AAS Cessna Caravan 208B Pays Air Service Scone
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Rebel Ag Forbes
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Kennedy Air Ag Wagga Wagga
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Pays Air Service Goulburn
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 R&M Aircraft Armidale
Reconnaissance Cessna C182-T Curtis Aviation (NSW) Camden
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B1 McDermott Aviation Archerfield
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B1 McDermott Aviation Archerfield
Type 2 or 3 RW* Bell 204* McDermott Aviation Cooroy
Type 3 RW AAS Eurocopter AS355 McDermott Aviation Archerfield
SEAT* Air Tractor AT-802A* Meandarra Aerial Spraying Meandarra
SEAT* Air Tractor AT-802A* Meandarra Aerial Spraying Meandarra
Reconnaissance* Cessna 210H* Meandarra Aerial Spraying Meandarra
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Brukunga
Type 3 RW (AAS) Eurocopter AS350 BA Aerotech Helicopters Claremont
Type 3 RW (AAS) Eurocopter AS350 BA Aerotech Helicopters Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Claremont
AAS Cessna Caravan 208B Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech First Response Claremont
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Mt Gambier
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech First Response Mt Gambier
Reconnaissance Cessna 182 Aerotech First Response Mt Gambier
Reconnaissance Cessna 182 Aerotech First Response Mt Gambier
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Port Lincoln
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech First Response Port Lincoln
Reconnaissance Cessna 182 Lincoln Air Charter Port Lincoln
AAS* Eurocopter AS350-BA* Heli Farm Naracoorte
Type 2 or 3 RW Eurocopter AS350 B3 Microflite Helicopter Services Launceston
Type 3 RW (AAS) Eurocopter AS350 B3+ United Aero Helicopters Cambridge Airport
Type 2 RW Bell 214B1 McDermott Aviation Hobart Airport
Type 2 RW Bell 214B1 McDermott Aviation Hobart Airport
Type 3 RW (AAS) Eurocopter AS350 FX2 Microflite Helicopter Services Launceston
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802AF* Field Air Ballarat Airport, Vic
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802AF Field Air Cambridge Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F Field Air Cambridge Airport
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Essendon
Type 3 RW AAS Bell 206 L3 Kestrel Aviation Essendon
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Moorabbin Airport
Type 3 RW AAS Bell 206 L1/3 Kestrel Aviation Moorabbin Airport
Type 1 RW Sikorsky S61N Coulson Aviation (Australia) Mansfield
Type 1 RW Sikorsky S61N Coulson Aviation (Australia) Colac
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F AGAIR Pty Ltd Stawell Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F AGAIR Pty Ltd Stawell Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F AGAIR Pty Ltd Casterton Airfield
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F AGAIR Pty Ltd Casterton Airfield
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F Field Air Hamilton Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F Field Air Hamilton Airport
SEAT M-18 Dromader (Turbine) Alpine Airwork Benambra Airstrip
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802AF Field Air Bairnsdale Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802AF Field Air Bairnsdale Airport
SEAT M-18 Dromader (Turbine) Alpine Airwork Benambra Airstrip
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F Pays Air Service Mansfield
SEAT (self-fill) Air Tractor AT-802F FB Pays Air Service Albury Airport
Reconnaissance Cessna 337G Aerovision Hamilton Airport
Reconnaissance Cessna 337H Bairnsdale Air Charter Latrobe Valley Airport
Reconnaissance* Cessna 337G* AGAIR Pty Ltd Stawell Airport
Reconnaissance Cessna 208-B Pays Air Service Albury Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F* AGAIR Pty Ltd Stawell Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802F* AGAIR Pty Ltd Stawell Airport
LAT LM (Coulson) C130Q Coulson Aviation (Australia) Avalon Airport
AAS Twin Commander 690B AGAIR Pty Ltd Avalon Airport
LAT Avro RJ-85 Field Air Avalon Airport
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350BA Professional Helicopter Services Horsham
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350FX2 Professional Helicopter Services Moorabbin Airport
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350B3 Microflite Helicopter Services Ovens
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350B3e Microflite Helicopter Services Bairnsdale
Type 3 RW Airbus EC120 Jayrow Helicopters Bendigo
Type 3 RW AIG Eurocopter AS350B3e Microflite Helicopter Services Moorabbin Airport
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350FX2 Forest Air Helicopters Colac
Type 3 RW Bell 206L3 Paton Air Mansfield
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350B2 Microflite Helicopter Services Ballarat Airport, Vic
Type 3 RW Eurocopter AS350B3 Microflite Helicopter Services Benalla
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Kestrel Aviation Shepparton
Type 3 RW Eurcopter AS350B2 Aeropower Latrobe Valley
Type 3 RW Bell B206L3 Forest Air Helicopters Jindera (Albury) / Ovens
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Kestrel Aviation Olinda
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Kestrel Aviation Ovens
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Kestrel Aviation Heyfield
Type 2 RW Bell B204B Forest Air Helicopters Healesville
Type 2 RW Bell B214B McDermott Aviation Bendigo
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Professional Helicopter Services Moorabbin Airport
Type 2 RW Bell B412 Kestrel Aviation Ballarat Airport, Vic
Type 2 RW Bell B412 Kestrel Aviation NW Victoria – mobile
Type 2 RW Bell B212 Kestrel Aviation Latrobe Valley
Type 2 RW* Bell B412* Kestrel Aviation Mangalore
Type 2 RW Bell B412 Kestrel Aviation Mangalore
Type 1 RW HV Erickson Aircrane S64E Kestrel Aviation Jandakot Airport
Type 1 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Jandakot Airport
Type 1 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Jandakot Airport
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Jandakot Airport
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Jandakot Airport
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Busselton
Type 2 or 3 RW Bell 214B McDermott Aviation Busselton
Type 3 RW AAS Eurocopter AS355 McDermott Aviation Jandakot Airport
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802A F Dunn Aviation Albany
SEAT Air Tractor AT-802 F Dunn Aviation Albany
Linescan Gates Learjet Corporation 35A/36A Air Affairs Pty Ltd Nowra, NSW
Linescan Gates Learjet Corporation 35A/36A Air Affairs Pty Ltd Nowra, NSW
Linescan Gates Learjet Corporation 35A/36A
Beechcraft Super King Air B200T
Air Affairs Pty Ltd Nowra, NSW