Conair Group Inc. (Conair) is the world leader in specialty aircraft operations, delivering a comprehensive range of purpose-engineered, aerial firefighting, multi-role aircraft and services worldwide. Conair manufactures modified RJ85 and Q400MR aircraft for use in aerial firefighting and transporting people/cargo in support of emergency response operations.
Conair is the world’s most experienced aerial firefighting operator and holds hundreds of supplemental type certificates (STC) for modification of aircraft into aerial firefighting aircraft as well as multi-role configurations suitable for passenger, cargo flight missions.
Conair is a Canadian company established in 1969 that employs over 330 skilled people. Conair safely flies 8,000 to 12,000 aerial firefighting flight hours with over 68 aircraft each year and has operations in Canada, USA, France, and Australia. Conair France has supported France’s Sécurité Civile for over 30 years, providing aerial firefighting and emergency response aircraft to the people of France.
Conair can provide aircraft for purchase, lease or under contract and offers specialized services including aeronautical engineering design, flight operations and aircraft maintenance related to any aerial firefighting mission.
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.
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.