Watch Conair’s new video celebrating 50 years of aerial firefighting

May 22, 2020

Conair Aerial Firefighting has released a new video highlighting 50 years of aerial firefighting in 5 minutes.

Originally called Conair Aviation Ltd., the company was formed in 1969 as a subsidiary of Skyway Air Services of Langley, British Columbia.

Current CEO, Barry Marsden, was one of the founding members of the company that began with 35 employees and 19 aircraft.

While initially doubling as both a budworm spraying and aerial fire fighting business, the next two decades saw significant expansion of Conair’s fleet, capabilities and services in the aerial fire fighting sector.

Today, with more than 300 employees and 68 aircraft, Conair Aerial Firefighting is a world leader in fixed wing aerial fire management services and products. Conair safely flies 8,000 to 12,000 aerial firefighting flight hours with over 70 aircraft each year and has operations in Canada, USA, France, and Australia.