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Deal For 31 Fire Boss Cemented with Air Tractor Europe

November 14, 2023, South Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Fire Boss is pleased to announce the order for 31 Fire Boss from Air Tractor Europe [ATE] was closed during the recent Aerial Firefighting conference in Athens, Greece. This agreement marks a significant milestone for Air Tractor Europe; it is their largest order to date. Delivery will be spread through 2024 – 2026.

 “We are thrilled to announce our contract for 31 Fire Boss. In addition to this multi-year order, ATE has purchased over 80 sets of floats for the European market,” said Vicente Huerta, President of Air Tractor Europe. “As we look ahead, the threat of wildfires is year-round. It is vital we create a fleet that can support our new reality.”

“We believe the Fire Boss’s outstanding performance, coupled with Air Tractor Europe’s operational expertise, will greatly enhance wildfire suppression efforts,” said Chuck Wiplinger, President and CEO of Wipaire, the company that owns Fire Boss. “This order further solidifies the long-standing partnership between our two companies and their commitment to providing safe and fast aerial support, spanning Europe.”


About Air Tractor Europe

Air Tractor Europe is the exclusive Air Tractor distributor for Europe, North Africa, and Middle East. The company was established in 1965 and has been an Air Tractor dealer since October 1996. ATE has a large structure ready to provide integral services for procurement, maintenance, consulting, training, and aerial operations.

Aircraft facilities in Castellón, Spain include an EASA145 maintenance and AT802 repair center with avionics, engines and propeller capabilities, a CAMO+ center, an EASA147 training center, a flight school for land and amphibious training and an FTD Leve 2 simulator for both land and amphibious AT802.