Bridger Adds Sixth Scooper to CL-415EAF Fleet

Scooper 288, dubbed “Matthew,” is the latest addition to Belgrade, Montana-based operator Bridger Aerospace’s fleet, marking the sixth super scooper to join Bridger’s growing fleet of aerial firefighting assets.

The aircraft was unveiled at a ceremony on Wednesday attended by Bridger staff and local media that also included mechanic Tom Willis receiving the Charles Taylor Mechanic Award from the FAA.

Bridger Aerospace’s New scooper 288, dubbed “Matthew” will be hitting the fire ground this season as the company’s sixth scooper. Photo provided by Bridger Aerospace/K Mita.

The $30 million dollar aircraft will see its first firefighting work this coming season as the Bridger fleet heads out to various contracts around the United States.

Bridger Aerospace CEO Tim Sheehy was also featured on the Consensus in Conversation Podcast with Conor Gaugan which can be found below.


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