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Conair is Canada’s most experienced specialty aircraft operations provider, delivering a comprehensive range of aerial fire control products and services to a variety of national and international customers and partners. Our long-standing reputation for providing service excellence makes us an industry leader.

We have over 47 years of fire management experience in aerial forest fire fighting and employ more than 300 skilled people. Conair participates in excess of 8,000 fire management flight hours flown every year.

We proudly maintain our position as a leader in specialized services, including aeronautical engineering design and support services as well as technology and knowledge transfers that are related to our fire fighting activities.

You can depend on Conair to provide you with the most comprehensive range of specialty aircraft services.

Our Vision

We work together to provide innovative, exceptional aerial suppression and fire fighting services to our customers and their communities.

We continually strive to improve our safety and service while offering greater value to our customers and shareholders.

We incorporate four values into everything we do and base all of our corporate decisions and actions on these fundamentals:

  • Supporting each other;
  • Refining our safety practices;
  • Improving service to our customers;
  • Being accountable for our commitments.

Individually and collectively, we are accountable for our performance, the delivery of our commitments and the results delivered to our customers, our organization and our shareholders.

Our History

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 250 employees and 65 aircraft, Conair is a world leader in fixed wing aerial fire management services and products.