ARIS is based in San Jose and Riverside, California. They have been in operation since 1972. They operate 1 Hughes 500D, 1 Bell 206B III, 1 As350B Astar, and 3 Sikorsky S-58T's, with another Sikorsky S-58T on the way (as of 2009).
Coulson Aircrane, operating worldwide, is based in Port Alberni, B.C. They operate the Sikorsky S-61 in Executive Transport and other Utility operations like logging and firefighting. They show 2 of 4 S-61's working fires in Australia.
VIH-Cougar is the U.S. branch of Canadian VIH Aviation Group. Their headquarters is in Bellingham, Washington with bases in Boise, Idaho and Galliano, Louisiana. S-61's, Bell 212's, 205's, and AS350's.
Canadian Helicopters is an enormous company that offers services all over Canada and internationally. They operate the S-61, S-76, AS350, AS355, Bell 206B, 206L, and 212. They also have a Mountain Course in Penticton, B.C.
Valhalla Helicopters is yet another company based in Kelowna, B.C.
They have a satellite operation in Grande Prairie, Alberta also.
They operate a Bell 205++ and a 212 across Canada and internationally, if needed.
Skyline Helicopters is another company based in Kelowna, B.C. They have satellite bases in Terrace, Edson, and Billings. They operate 5 Bell 212's and 2 Agusta A119's. Firefighting is just one of many services offered throughout Canada.
Northern Air Support/Kelowna Helicopters Services provides a wide variety of services.
They were established in 1993 and are based in Kelowna, B.C.
They operate 1 Bell 206, 3 Bell 407's, and 3 AS350B2's throughout Canada.
This is NOT the same company as Guardian - Canada. Guardian - USA is based in Van Nuys, California and offers everything from offshore support to charters to firefighting. They operate Bell UH-1's, 206's, and AS-350's.
Elbow River operates heli-skiing, seismic and fire suppression in Western Alberta and BC along with Mineral Exploration throughout Canada. 3 – Bell 206L3, 1 – Bell 407, and 1 – Bell 212. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
Rotor-Lift started in 1991 in Helicopter Sales and Maintenance and later expanded to include operations. Charters, utility work & training. A fleet of 8: BK117, AS355 Twin Squirrel, AS350 Squirrel & Bell 206 Jetranger. Based in Cambridge, Tasmania.
Trans Aero has been in business since 2003. They offer a wide variety of services in the U.S. but can easily go international. They operate the SA315B Lama, SA316B Alouette, AS-350, SA330J Puma and Bell UH-1H. Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Geo-Seis is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and in operation since 1982. They have extensive international operations and a number of Department of Defense contracts. Not as much as in previous years but they still offer firefighting services.
New Air Helicopters is located in Durango, Colorado. They operate the MD-500E, Bell 206B III, and the Bell 206L III. They offer a wide variety of services. In operation since 1986 they are under new management as of 2009.
Burundaiavia operates a large number of MI-8MTV-1's throughout Kazakhstan and also worldwide for SAR, Medevac, Humanitarian, and Aerial Firefighting missions, among others. They are primarily based at the Boraldai airport.
In business for over 40 years Midwest Helicopters operates S-58T's and provides a variety of services but specializes in external load work. They also are involved with Aerial Firefighting. They are based in Willowbrook, Illinois.
Aircrane, Inc. operates the S-58T country-wide in all aspects of external load work, including of course, Aerial Firefighting.
They have been in business over 16 years and are based in Winder, Georgia, USA.
Brim Aviation is a utility operator based in Ashland, Oregon, with branch offices in
Alaska, Arizona and Texas.
They operate MD 500's, 600's, and R-44's.
Aerial firefighting, and starting, are some of their many services.
Based in Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A. Inter-Island Helicopters operates MD-500's for a variety of purposes, mainly tour flights, but also serves on the Kauai Search & Rescue team and is often called in for aerial firefighting missions.
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, Idaho.
A full service FBO, FAA repair station, aircraft sales and helicopter operator (Bell JetRangers and Eurocopter AS350's).
They are one of the pioneers of the Aerial Firefighting industry.
Australian Helicopters is the largest Australian owned helicopter operator in the country. They operate emergency medical and rescue services, aerial surveillance, marine pilot transfer, fire-fighting, tourism and charters.
Hillcrest Aircraft Company provides heli services for forest management, power line & building construction, photography, ignition, fire fighting & surveys. Bell 205, 206, 212, 407 and 430. FAA approved repair station. Based in Lewiston, ID.
Helicopter Transport Services, or HTS, operates extensively in Canada, less in the US, with a large and widely varied fleet: CH-54, S-64, S-61, S-58T, Bell 212, 214ST, 205, 407, 206B, 206L, AS-350, and MD520N.
VIH Aviation Group is a very large helicopter operator based in Canada with worldwide contracts.
VIH - Cougar is the U.S. division. The oldest division, VIH Helicopters, Ltd. has been in business 53 years as of 2008.
UTair Aviation is based in Russia.
They have a very large fleet of helicopters that provide many worldwide services, including firefighting. Although they have a large fleet it is unknown if they offer fixed-wing firefighting services also.
Carson Helicopters has a large number of Sikorsky S-61's with both a tank system or buckets.
They have bases in Pennsylvania and Oregon.
In the aftermath of the 2008 accident they no longer have firefighting contracts in the US.
Started in 1993, Titan is the No.1 large helicopter company in South Africa. They offer a very wide array of services, including 4 fixed Aerial Firefighting bases. They operate the MI-26, Kamov, MI-8, Bell 212, and R-44.
The world's only commercial operator of the S-70 (UH-60) Blackhawk. (4 of them)
Primarily firefighting, with the occasional lift job, film, or disaster relief. They also operate 3 AS350B3's.