Building on the pedigree of the renowned Canadair CL-415, the CL-515 First Responder is a new production multi-mission amphibian and purpose-built aerial firefighting aircraft.

As a true multi-purpose platform, the CL-515 First Responder incorporates new technology and materials that expand the operating envelope. With a state-of-the-art avionics suite and the availability of a factory endorsed Full Motion Level D Flight Simulator, the CL-515 First Responder is the most technically advanced multi-mission aerial firefighting aircraft on the market.

The CL-515 offers exceptional aerial firefighting capabilities with flexible architecture that, in combination with the internal water tanks, can be equipped with options such as spray boom for insect control or oil spill dispersant, an enlarged cargo door for disaster relief support, and the ability to add a “QC” quick change sensor or medevac suite.

The CL-515 First Responder is the only aerial firefighter and multi-mission amphibious aircraft built and supported by an OEM. The aircraft comes complete with a full factory warranty combined with Viking’s renowned customer and product support services.

Viking Canadair 515 aircraft 3D illustrationAircraft Development

The multi-mission CL-515 First Responder addresses obsolescence issues associated with the older CL-415 airframe and systems while improving maintainability through its use of modernized materials and enhancements to airframe systems.

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Flight Deck

Viking Canadair 515 Flight Deck

The new Collins Pro Line Fusion® avionics suite addresses current and future regulatory requirements and includes dual GPS, TCAS II, TAWS, ADS-B out, Synthetic Vision Technology, FMS and Flight Director, as well as numerous opportunities for expansion.



Firefighting Productivity

The Comparative Average Daily chart showing the Viking Canadair 515 Aerial Firefighting Capacity.

With a 6,000 liter (1585 USG) tank capacity and the ability to refill in 12 seconds from nearby water sources, the CL-515 First Responder is capable of dropping enormous amounts of foam injected fire retardant on a continual basis. Additionally, the aircraft is specifically designed for tight maneuvering at low altitudes and airspeeds over challenging mountainous terrain and is capable of operating in difficult weather conditions making it the ideal asset to any aerial firefighting fleet.




Reference Materials

Viking is committed to providing world-class customer service and product support. Find the CL-515 First Responder specifications sheet in a variety of languages below.

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