Market Expands for Fire Boss in the United States with Addition of New Operator

Fire Boss LLC is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Fire Boss by AirPro Aviation. “This company in Arkansas has established itself with use of three A802 SEAT aircraft. Upon receiving delivery in December of 2020, they will be the 3rd Fire Boss operator in the United States and the 20th Fire Boss based in the country. This confirms we are beyond the early adoption phase of our product. “Word is out that the Fire Boss is a proven, cost-effective aerial firefighter” says Stephen Johnson, Global Sales Director for Fire Boss.

“This addition expands our ability to acquire contracts previously closed to our type of operation. We are already receiving inquires for the upcoming fire season. After what we have seen in Australia using the Fire Boss, its obvious initial attack is the future of effective aerial firefighting” adds Steve Landers, President of AirPro Aviation. “And with growing concerns of the safety of the ground firefighters, the Fire Boss has shown it’s vital role in providing aerial support.”

Fire Boss Stats

  • 800 USG water tank capacity
  • Operates on water or paved runway
  • Loaded cruise speed of 135 knots
  • Sustained attack up to 3+ hours
  • Lowest cost per gallon of water dropped of any aerial firefighting solution
  • Made in Minnesota, USA
  • Over 100 in operation worldwide

About Fire Boss LLC

Fire Boss LLC is the designer and manufacturer of the Fire Boss, a water scooping system that is exclusively installed on the Air Tractor AT-802. The Fire Boss system combines several airframe modifications, aircraft performance enhancers, and a pair of Wipline 10000 series amphibious water-scooping floats that enables the AT-802 Single Engine Air Tanker to scoop up to 800 gallons in about 15 seconds. Over 100 Fire Boss systems are currently in operation throughout the world.  Fire Boss LLC is part of the Wipaire group of companies based in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Wipaire is the largest manufacturer of aircraft floats in the world, having built floats for varies aircraft types ranging from 2-seat Piper Cubs up to the 21-seat Viking Twin Otter.

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