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Heavy-lift helicopter Services

Aerial Firefighting Experts

Billings Flying Service can deploy internal tanks or external long line buckets for aerial firefighting. Both methods deliver precise and measurable water to specified targets. Each aircraft carries on-board telemetry that tracks statistics such as flight path, fill location, fill rate, drop locations, and total volume dropped among others.

CH-47D Tanks

  • Capacity: 2,500 Gallons
  • Fill Rate: 4,000 Gallon Per Minute
  • Full Load Release: 3 Seconds
  • Sliding door to improve drop pattern
  • Compatible with Foam Concentrate


  • Capacity: Up to 2,700 Gallons
  • Fill Rate: Power Fill Capable, rated for Variable Flow rate
  • Full Load Release: 3 Seconds

CH-47D, UH-60A, Bell 206,

Fire fighting Helicopters


Bell 206


Aerial Firefighting

Customers and Reputation

Billings Flying Service has over 20 years of experience aerial firefighting with heavy lift helicopters. Since our first aerial firefighting contract in 1997, we have continued to utilize our fleet to support customers in wildfire mitigation across the globe. Our diversified fleet can deliver up to 2,700 gallons of water and retardant. Our experienced personnel and fleet are carded annually and uphold the highest standards. Each aircraft is accompanied with support resources to ensure down time is kept to a minimum.

Within aviation, Billings Flying Service has become internationally known for our thorough knowledge of the industry, commitment to detail, and desire to go above and beyond for the customer.

CH-47D tanks

in action

Billings Flying Service is proud to offer the next generation CH-47D helitanker. An internally tanked chinook provides a new level of safety, efficiency, and reliability to aerial firefighting.

Billings Flying Service Prioritizes Safety


Safety is the foundation of all operations at Billings Flying Service. The responsibility to think and act with safety in mind rests with every individual in the organization – on the ground and in the air. Effective aviation safety cannot be legislated or mandated; it is the result of absolute commitment to professional conduct by everyone involved in the organization, culminating in mishap prevention and successful risk management.

International Services


Our fleet of aircraft is available for your aerial firefighting needs, both domestically and internationally.