For over 50 years, Canadair has proven to be a key player in fighting forest fires globally. Viking is proud to be the OEM of these exceptional aircraft, providing technical, engineering, and spares support to the global fleet.
Originally conceived as a next generation development of the piston powered CL-215 aircraft, and the turboprop conversion CL-215T, the CL-415EAF is instead becoming the basis for a potential next generation CL-415. Today, Viking offers newly converted CL-415EAF aircraft under an operating lease program from Longview Aviation.
First flown in 1993, the CL-415 aerial firefighter built on the success of the CL-215T. With avionics updates, increased operating weight and a higher capacity, foam injection 4-door firefighting system, the CL-415 is a worthy successor.
Originally conceived as a twin-engine transport floatplane, the CL-215 first flew in 1967. The CL-215 aerial firefighter was designed to operate at low speeds and in gusty conditions, perfect for fighting fires.
Building on its decades of experience, Viking is already providing Maintenance+ for aerial firefighting operators worldwide. This program offers complete “peace of mind” maintenance and technical support for operators in a comprehensive, simple to administrate package with no financial surprises.