Fleet

National Fleet

NAFC contracts approximately 150 aircraft on behalf of state and territory governments. This fleet is supplemented by additional state owned and state contracted 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 for the 2020/2021 season

Airframe TypeAirframeAircraft TypePrimary Service RoleTendererNOB
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingUnited AeroHume, ACT
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3Special Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteHume, ACT
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingUnited AeroHume, ACT
Boeing 737-300FWLATFirebombingCoulson AviationRichmond, NSW
BA Avro 146-RJ85FWLATFirebombingField AirDubbo, NSW
Gulfstream 695AFWLAT AAS PlatformsAAS PlatformAGAIRRichmond, NSW
Rockwell 690BFWLAT AAS PlatformsAAS PlatformAGAIRDubbo, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802 FirebossFWType 4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingPays Air ServiceGrafton, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingSkycroppersGriffith, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingKennedyWagga Wagga, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingFred FaheyCowra, NSW
Cessna 182FWRecceAAS PlatformFleet HelicoptersArmidale, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingFred FaheyCowra, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceScone, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAircairMoree, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAircairMoree, NSW
Cessna 182FWRecceAAS PlatformCurtisCamden, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceScone, NSW
Eurocopter MBB-BK 117 C-2RWType 2FirebombingTruenorthGrafton, NSW
Eurocopter AS350 B3ERWType 3FirebombingMicrofliteKempsey, NSW
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationBankstown, NSW
Bell 206 L3 LongrangerRWType 3AAS PlatformUnited AeroCamden, NSW
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationBankstown, NSW
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBankstown, NSW
Kawasaki BK117 B2RWType 2FirebombingHelitreck - TreckedCessnock, NSW
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingUnited AeroCamden, NSW
Bell 204BRWType 2FirebombingSkyhookSalamander Bay, NSW
Kawasaki BK117 B2RWType 2FirebombingUnited AeroCamden, NSW
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3FirebombingUnited AeroCamden, NSW
Eurocopter AS350 B2RWType 3Special Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteBankstown, NSW
Eurocopter MBB-BK 117 C-2RWType 2FirebombingTruenorthTumut, NSW
Kawasaki BK117 B2RWType 2FirebombingUnited AeroMogo, NSW
Gates Learjet Corp 35A/36AFWLinescanLinescanAir AffairsNowra, NSW
Gates Learjet Corp 35A/36AFWLinescanLinescanAir AffairsNowra, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor, NT
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor, NT
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor, NT
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor, NT
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor, NT
Eurocopter EC130 B4RWType 3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersBatchelor, NT
Aerospatiale AS350 BARWType 3Prescribed BurningUnited AeroJabiru, NT
Bombardier Q400ATFWLATFirebombingField AirBundaberg, QLD
Rockwell 690BFWLAT AAS PlatformsAAS PlatformAGAIRBundaberg, QLD
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingPrecision MeandarraToowoomba, QLD
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingPrecision MeandarraToowoomba, QLD
Aero Commander 500-SFWRecceAAS PlatformKennedyToowoomba, QLD
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationToowoomba, QLD
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationToowoomba, QLD
Aerospatiale AS355 F1RWType 3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationToowoomba, QLD
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBundaberg, QLD
Aerospatiale AS355 F1RWType 3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationBundaberg, QLD
Cessna 208B CaravanFWRecceAAS PlatformAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Piper Meridian PA-46-500TPFWRecceAAS PlatformAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responsePort Lincoln, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responsePort Lincoln, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseMount Gambier, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseMount Gambier, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseHoyleton, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseHoyleton, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont, SA
Eurocopter EC130 B4RWType 3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersClaremont, SA
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersClaremont, SA
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersHoyleton, SA
Eurocopter AS350 BARWType 3AAS PlatformHelifarmMt Gambier, SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARWType 3AAS PlatformUnited AeroPort Lincoln, SA
Eurocopter AS350 BARWType 3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersHoyleton, SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARWType 3AAS PlatformHelifarmMt Gambier, SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARWType 3AAS PlatformUnited AeroPort Lincoln, SA
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationClaremont, SA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationHobart, TAS
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationHobart, TAS
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationLaunceston, TAS
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationLaunceston, TAS
Aerospatiale AS355 F1RWType 3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationHobart, TAS
Aerospatiale AS355 F1RWType 3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationLaunceston, TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirCambridge, TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirCambridge, TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingKennedyCambridge, TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingKennedyCambridge, TAS
Eurocopter AS350 B2RWType 3Special Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteHobart, TAS
Kawasaki BK117 B2RWType 2WinchingHelitreck - TreckedHobart, TAS
Lockheed C130QFWLATFirebombingCoulson AviationAvalon, VIC
BA Avro 146-RJ85FWLATFirebombingField AirAvalon, VIC
Aero Commander 690AFWLAT AAS PlatformsAAS PlatformAGAIRAvalon, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 FX2RWType 3FirebombingProfessional HelicopterMoorabbin, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3FirebombingMicrofliteOvens, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3FirebombingMicrofliteBairnsdale, VIC
Eurocopter EC120 BRWType 3AAS PlatformJayrow HelicoptersBendigo, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3eRWType 3Airborne Information GatheringMicrofliteMoorabbin, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B2RWType 3AAS PlatformForest Air HelicoptersColac, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 BARWType 3FirebombingPaton AirMansfield, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B2RWType 3AAS PlatformMicrofliteBallarat, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3RWType 3FirebombingMicrofliteBenalla, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationShepparton, VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B2RWType 3FirebombingAeropowerLatrobe Valley, VIC
Bell 206 L3 LongrangerRWType 3FirebombingForest Air HelicoptersJindera / Ovens, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationOlinda, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationOvens, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationHeyfield, VIC
Bell 204BRWType 2FirebombingForest Air HelicoptersHealesville, VIC
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBendigo, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingMicrofliteMoorabbin, VIC
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationBirchip, VIC
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationSea Lake, VIC
Bell 212RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationLatrobe Valley, VIC
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationMangalore, VIC
Bell 412RWType 2FirebombingKestrel AviationBacchus Marsh, VIC
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationEssendon, VIC
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationMoorabbin, VIC
Eurocopter EC120 BRWType 3AAS PlatformMicrofliteEssendon, VIC
Eurocopter EC120 BRWType 3AAS PlatformMicrofliteMoorabbin, VIC
Sikorsky S61NRWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingCoulson AviationColac, VIC
Sikorsky S61NRWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingCoulson AviationMansfield, VIC
Sikorsky S61NRWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingCoulson AviationBallarat, VIC
Sikorsky S76BRWType 1AAS PlatformCoulson AviationBallarat, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRNhill, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRNhill, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirOuyen, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirOuyen, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRCasterton, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRCasterton, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirHamilton, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirHamilton, VIC
PSL Warszawa M18TFWType 4FirebombingAlpine AirworkBenambra, VIC
PSL Warszawa M18TFWType 4FirebombingAlpine AirworkBenambra, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirBairnsdale, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingField AirBairnsdale, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceMansfield, VIC
Aerospatiale AS355 F2 RWType 3AAS PlatformProfessional HelicopterMoorabbin, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802 FirebossFWType 4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingPays Air ServiceAlbury, NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell to Linga, VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell to Linga, VIC
Cessna 337GFWRecceAAS PlatformAGAIRStawell, VIC
Pilatus BN2B-26 IslanderFWRecceAAS PlatformAlpine AirworkBairnsdale, VIC
Cessna 208B CaravanFWRecceAAS PlatformPays Air ServiceAlbury, NSW
Cessna 208B CaravanFWRecceAAS PlatformPays Air ServiceHamilton, VIC
Beechcraft KingAir B200TFWLinescanLinescanAir AffairsEssendon, Vic
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingDunn AviationAlbany, WA
Air Tractor AT-802FWType 4 - SEATFirebombingDunn AviationAlbany, WA
Erickson S64ERWType 1 (High Volume)FirebombingKestrel AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBusselton, WA
Bell 214B-1RWType 2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBusselton, WA
Aerospatiale AS355 F1RWType 3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Eurocopter AS365 N2RWType 2Special Intelligence GatheringMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Eurocopter AS365 N2RWType 2AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationJandakot, WA
Beechcraft KingAir B200TLinescanLinescanLinescanAir AffairsJandakot, WA
Gates Learjet Corp 35A/36AFWLinescanLinescanAir AffairsNowra, NSW
Lockheed Martin C130HFWLATFirebombingCoulson AviationBusselton, WA
Turbo Commander 690AFWLAT - AAS PlatformAAS PlatformsAGAIRBusselton, WA