Indian Affairs | Aviation


Almost a third of Indian Country lands are within the wildland-urban interface. When fire threatens homes and valued resources, tribes cannot afford to delay. Providing the safest, fastest, and most reliable aircraft to suppress wildfires is the primary mission for the BIA Aviation program.

The BIA National Aviation Program supports aviation activities by providing strategic program guidance and contracting aircraft that meet the needs of Indian Country. The Aviation Program is successful because agencies make it a practice to work closely with each other, share resources, and help each other accomplish their mission.

  • The Aviation program gives Indian Country an effective tool to deliver safe, dependable, and efficient resources to Indian Country to put the fire out.
  • Aviation crews are highly skilled and trained resources dedicated to accomplishing Indian Country’s mission.
  • Indian Country Aviation crews are successful because they support each other and their partners.

BIA National Aviation Plan