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 October 1st 2018)

AirframeAircraft TypePrimary Service RoleTendererAirframeNOB
FWConventionalAAS platformKennedy Air AgAC500Toowoomba
FWConventionalAAS platformAerotech 1st ResponseC208Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWConventionalAAS platformAgairTC690BAvalon
FWConventionalAAS platformAgairTC690BRichmond
FWConventionalAAS platformAgairTC690BRichmond / Dubbo
FWConventionalAir Observation platformFleet HelicoptersC182Armadale
FWConventionalAir Observation platformCurtis AviationC182Camden
FWConventionalAir Observation platformAerotech 1st ResponsePA46Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
RWType 1FirebombingCoulson AviationS61NColac
RWType 1FirebombingCoulson AviationS61NMansfield
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64EEssendon
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64EMoorabbin
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64EBankstown
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64EBankstown
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64EClaremont Mt Lofty Ranges
RWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationS64ESerpentine
RWType 1 (NVIS)FirebombingCoulson AviationS61NBallarat
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingCoulson AviationC130QAvalon
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingField AirRJ85Avalon
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingCoulson AviationB737Richmond
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingField AirRJ85Richmond
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingCoulson AviationC130QRichmond / Dubbo
FWType 1 (airtanker)FirebombingField AirRJ85Richmond / Dubbo
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BBankstown
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BBusselton
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BBusselton
RWType 2FirebombingUnited Aero HelicoptersBK117Camden
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BHobart
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BJandakot
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BJandakot
RWType 2FirebombingSkyhook HelicoptersB204Salamander Bay
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BJandakot
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BJandakot
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BBundaberg
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BLaunceston
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BToowoomba
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BToowoomba
RWType 2Multi RoleMcDermott AviationAS365N2Jandakot
RWType 2Specialist intelligence gatheringMcDermott AviationAS365N2Jandakot
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BHobart
RWType 2 (NVIS)AAS platformCoulson AviationS76Ballarat
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingUnited Aero HelicoptersBK117Mogo
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingTrue North HelicoptersEC145Tumut
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingUnited Aero HelicoptersB412Camden
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingHelitreckBK117Cessnock
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingTrue North HelicoptersEC145Grafton
RWType 2 (winching)FirebombingUnited Aero HelicoptersB412Hume
RWType 3AAS platformMcDermott AviationAS355Bundaberg
RWType 3AAS platformMcDermott AviationAS355Jandakot
RWType 3AAS platformMicroflite Helicopter ServicesEC120Essendon
RWType 3AAS platformMicroflite Helicopter ServicesEC120Moorabbin
RWType 3AAS platformUnited Aero HelicoptersB206LCamden
RWType 3AAS platformMcDermott AviationAS355Hobart
RWType 3AAS platformMcDermott AviationAS355Launceston
RWType 3AAS platformMcDermott AviationAS355Toowoomba
RWType 3FirebombingMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Kempsey
RWType 3Specialist intelligence gatheringMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Hume
RWType 3Specialist intelligence gatheringMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Bankstown
RWType 3AAS platformAerotech HelicoptersAS350Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
RWType 3AAS platformAerotech HelicoptersAS350Hoyleton
RWType 3AAS platformHelifarmAS350Mt Gambier
RWType 3AAS platformUnited Aero HelicoptersAS350Port Lincoln
RWType 3Air Observation platformAerotech HelicoptersAS350Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
RWType 3Air Observation platformAerotech HelicoptersAS350Hoyleton
RWType 3Air Observation platformHelifarmAS350Narracoorte
RWType 3Air Observation platformUnited Aero HelicoptersAS350Port Lincoln
RWType 3 (winching)FirebombingUnited Aero HelicoptersAS350Camden
FWType 4FirebombingDunn AviationAT802Albany
FWType 4FirebombingDunn AviationAT802Albany
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech NTAT802Batchelor
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech NTAT802Batchelor
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech NTAT802Batchelor
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Cambridge
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Cambridge
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Claremont Mt Lofty Ranges
FWType 4FirebombingFred Fahey Aerial ServicesAT802Cowra
FWType 4FirebombingFred Fahey Aerial ServicesAT802Cowra
FWType 4FirebombingSkyCroppersAT802Griffith
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Hoyleton
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Hoyleton
FWType 4FirebombingAircairAT802Moree
FWType 4FirebombingAircairAT802Moree
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Mount Gambier
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Mount Gambier
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Port Lincoln
FWType 4FirebombingAerotech 1st ResponseAT802Port Lincoln
FWType 4FirebombingPay's Air ServiceAT802Scone
FWType 4FirebombingPay's Air ServiceAT802Scone
FWType 4FirebombingPrecision Aerial - MeandarraAT802Toowoomba
FWType 4FirebombingPrecision Aerial - MeandarraAT802Toowoomba
FWType 4FirebombingKennedy Air AgAT802Wagga Wagga
FWType 4 (Self-fill)FirebombingPay's Air ServiceAT802Grafton
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Stawell
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Stawell
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Casterton
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Casterton
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Hamilton
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Hamilton
FWType 4FirebombingAlpine AirworkM-18TBenambra
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Bairnsdale
FWType 4FirebombingField AirAT802Bairnsdale
FWType 4FirebombingAlpine AirworkM-18TBenambra
FWType 4FirebombingPays Air ServiceAT802Mansfield
FWType 4 (Self-fill)FirebombingPays Air ServiceAT802Albury
FWConventionalAir Observation platformAerovisionC337Hamilton
FWConventionalAir Observation platformAerovisionC337Latrobe Valley
FWConventionalAir Observation platformAGAIR Pty LtdC337Stawell
FWConventionalAir Observation platformPays Air ServiceC208Albury
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Stawell
FWType 4FirebombingAGAIRAT802Stawell
RWType 3AAS platformProfessional Helicopter ServicesAS350Horsham
RWType 3AAS platformProfessional Helicopter ServicesAS350Moorabbin
RWType 3AAS platformMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Ovens
RWType 3AAS platformMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Bairnsdale
RWType 3AAS platformJayrow HelicoptersEC120Bendigo
RWType 3Specialist intelligence gatheringMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Moorabbin
RWType 3AAS platformForest Air HelicoptersAS350Colac
RWType 3AAS platformPaton AirB206LMansfield
RWType 3AAS platformMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Ballarat
RWType 3FirebombingMicroflite Helicopter ServicesAS350Benalla
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB212Shepparton
RWType 3AAS platformAeropowerAS350Latrobe Valley
RWType 3AAS platformForest Air HelicoptersB206LJindera / Ovens
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB212Olinda
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB212Ovens
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB212Heyfield
RWType 2FirebombingForest Air HelicoptersB204BHealesville
RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationB214BBendigo
RWType 2FirebombingMicroflite Helicopter ServicesB212Moorabbin
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB412Ballarat
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB412NW Victoria – mobile
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB212Latrobe Valley
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB412Mangalore
RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationB412Mangalore
FWConventionalFire ScanningAir AffairsLearjet L35Nowra
FWConventionalFire ScanningAir AffairsLearjet L35Nowra
FWConventionalFire ScanningAir AffairsLearjet L35Nowra
FWConventionalFire ScanningAir AffairsB200 KingAirNowra