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DNR fire air program transitions to FireBoss single engine planes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use a new firefighting aircraft, the FireBoss, during the 2015 fire season. The state fire program recently transitioned from CL-215 planes to the new FireBoss in order to keep pace with ch...

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The FireBoss, a single engine air tanker with floats, is manufactured in combination by a Minnesota company, FireBoss, LLC of South St. Paul, and Texas-based Air Tracktor, Inc.. Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use a new firefighting aircraft, the FireBoss, during the 2015 fire season.

The state fire program recently transitioned from CL-215 planes to the new FireBoss in order to keep pace with changing technology and efficiencies. The DNR has four FireBoss planes on contract at airports around the state.

The FireBoss, a single engine air tanker with floats, is manufactured in combination by a Minnesota company, FireBoss, LLC of South St. Paul, and Texas-based Air Tracktor, Inc. They are operated by Aero Spray of Appleton, Minnesota.

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