Most Modern, Efficient and Productive Amphibious Aircraft
As the industry benchmark, the Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft is the backbone of firefighting missions around the globe. Launched in 1994, this high-wing, all-metal amphibian remains the only aircraft specifically designed for aerial firefighting. Its proven technology and fire-extinguishing power make it the most effective machine for the job.
The Bombardier 415 aircraft can also be configured for:
- Humanitarian relief
- Maritime search and rescue
- Personnel transport
With deliveries of 213 aircraft, 21 customers worldwide and over 40 years of successful missions, the Bombardier 415 aircraft offers:
- Outstanding manoeuvrability
- Small turning radius
- Steep descent rate
- Low speed for precision dropping
Sustained Aerial Firefighting
Known as the Superscooper U.S., this world-renowned firefighter adapts to the roughest terrain. It lands on unpaved runways, lakes, rivers and seas, enabling both rapid initial attacks to extinguish fires and sustained attacks to contain fires.
The Bombardier 415 aircraft takes only 12 seconds to scoop its 6,137-litre (1,621-US-gallon) load while skimming at high speed over water. It delivers repeated direct attacks, with foam suppressant added to its load, without returning to an airfield.
Designed for Remote Operations
Simple to operate and maintain, the Bombardier 415 aircraft requires a minimal crew of two pilots. One technician can easily maintain an aircraft from a remote base for several days. The aircraft’s engine can be replaced on the water and its electronics are designed for simplicity.
Western Civil Certification
The Bombardier 415 aircraft is the only large amphibian with Western civil certification from:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Transport Canada
- European Aviation Safety Agency