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FIGHTING FOREST FIRES.
SOLVING ANY PROBLEM.
Fighting fire with suppression services in
In 2018, the Manitoba Department of Sustainable
Development revaluated its wildfire suppression services.
It wanted to determine the optimal way to support its
residents and communities.
Babcock was awarded the 10-year contract for delivering
a Wildfire Suppression Service that would protect over
649,950km2 of land and a population of 1.3 million
As a Group Technology Programme
Manager, former graduate Harish
supports Babcock’s LUA (Light
Unmanned Aircraft) programme, which
captures and sends real-time data of
forest fires back to the people who are
fighting them. It’s critical work that sees
him collaborating with people across
Babcock – and beyond.
After establishing a centre for aviation in Winnipeg,
Manitoba, and setting up three satellite bases, we began
managing, maintaining and operating a fleet of seven
Canadair water-bomber amphibious aircraft.
The inaugural season in 2019 was a success, surpassing
the customer’s expectations. With 99.7% availability, the
team was called out to 277 wildfires, flew 364 missions
and made 4,092 drops.
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