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Welcome to Discovery Air Fire Services

Discovery Air Fire Services (DAFS) is a Northern Ontario based Aerial Operations Company which has been active in the Canadian Aviation industry for over 60 years. DAFS is a premier provider of special-mission aircraft. DAFS has established Aircraft and Flight Operations bases with Airframe, Line and Component maintenance facilities in Dryden, Kenora and Sudbury Ontario. Additionally, the company supports Satellite Flight Operations in Geraldton and Chapleau Ontario. DAFS is focused on the provision of Airspace and Aircraft Management (Birddog) services; as well as, Aerial Fire Surveillance (Detection) services and Aerial Transport in support of the Province of Ontario's Forest Fire Management Program. DAFS also has an Imagery Division that provides Low Level Infrared Services, Multispectral Imagery Services and Electronic Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Services. DAFS is a subsidiary of Discovery Air, a specialty aviation services company operating across Canada and in select locations internationally. With over 160 aircraft, it is one of the largest air operators in Canada, employing more than 850 flight crew, maintainers and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics solutions to its government, airline and business customers.

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P.O. Box 400
Dryden ON
P8N 2Z1

Phone: 807.937.5544
Fax: 807.937.2464
Toll Free: 866.990.0091