Our Fleet

Dauntless Air is the leading U.S. operator of AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft, the amphibious scooper air tanker purpose-built for cost-effective aerial firefighting. The company owns and operates 13 Fire Boss and one wheeled AT-802F aircraft, which feature the latest in firefighting technology, including including thermal imaging units to accurately target hot spots, onboard gel blending systems to improve drop effectiveness and a lighter fire gate that allows us to carry more water to each wildfire and match our drop pattern to the fire type.

These technological advancements and our ongoing commitment to innovation makes us a more efficient and effective partner in the war against wildfires.

 
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Dauntless Fire Boss, Purpose-Built for Cost-Effective Aerial Firefighting

AT-802F FIRE BOSS

Amphibious scooper air tanker

 
 
 

Equipped with Wipaire amphibious floats, Air Tractor’s AT-802F Fire Boss adds another dimension of capability for firefighting operations.

When near a water source, the Fire Boss can perform continuous scoops and drops on a fire for multiple hours – without needing to return to a base. Given that most human settlement is near water, and at least two-thirds of historical fires in the US have been within ten miles of a scooper-accessible water source, there is undeniable value to adding the Fire Boss to firefighting arsenals.

For years, agencies across the US and around the world have been bolstering their initial and direct response to wildfires by deploying AT-802F aircraft as coordinated flight groups, adjusting and optimizing their response level based on the fire situation at hand.

To learn more about adding the AT-802F Fire Boss to your firefighting arsenal, contact us today. 

 

Key capabilities

  • 16,000-lb. max gross weight

  • 4-hour mission fuel

  • Computer-controlled constant flow fire gate (Level 1-5 coverage)

  • Operates from short/off-airport runways

Size and build

  • 16,000-lb. scooping weight

  • 16,000-lb. take-off weight (from land)

  • 8,800-lb typical empty weight (Dauntless Air configuration)

  • 1,600-hp turbine engine

  • 36 feet long, 60-foot wing span, 16-foot tail heigh

 
 
 
Dauntless AT-802F Initial Attack Air Tanker

AT-802F

INITIAL ATTACK AIR TANKER

 
 

Most commonly used for rapid, initial attack, the AT-802F is a fast, maneuverable aircraft that is both operationally effective and economical. 

Whether wheeled or on floats like on the Fire Boss, AT-802Fs are much less expensive to contract and operate, allowing agencies to deploy more aircraft and create “nodes” of resources in fire prone areas. With more nodes of aircraft in more flexible locations, AT-802Fs can dramatically improve the effectiveness and speed of initial response and extended operations. 

The aircraft’s effectiveness is further bolstered by its advanced computer-controlled fire gate that allows our pilots to deliver optimum coverage levels with extreme accuracy.

To learn more about adding the AT-802F to your firefighting arsenal, contact us today

 

Key capabilities

  • 800-gallon capacity

  • Onboard foam and gel mixing systems; ability to ground-load retardant, gel and water, if required

  • 4-hour mission fuel

  • Computer-controlled constant flow fire gate (Level 1-5 coverage)

  • Operates from short/off-airport runways

Size and build

  • 16,000-lb. take-off weight

  • 7,050-lb. typical empty weight (Dauntless Air configuration)

  • 1,350-hp or 1,600-hp turbine engine

  • 36 feet long, 60-foot wing span, 11-foot tail height