MAG Canada is an industry leader in providing specialized aviation services to help our customers make the world smaller and safer. We have been active in the Canadian aviation industry for over 65 years and have succeeded by providing high value solutions through proven experience, operational excellence, and flawless execution. MAG Canada operates a range of specialized services including Aerial Fire Management, Airborne Imagery, Air Charter, and Flight Training.
Aerial Fire Detection, Mapping, and Air Tactical
Full Spectrum Tactical Aerial Wildfire Operations
MAG operates, deploys, and maintains manned and unmanned aircraft that provide aerial fire surveillance (detection and mapping) and airspace management (air attack/lead plane) services.
We provide civilian customers the full spectrum of aerial fire services: pilots and mission systems operators; maintenance for the aircraft, sensors and mission equipment; logistics and support; and site and program management.
Multi-intelligence data collection and processing/exploitation/dissemination services include electro-optical infra-red (EO/IR) full motion video (FMV), multispectral imagery (MSI), and satellite data downlink.
Tactical Aerial Wildfire Operations
MAG provides fire detection and attack platforms with integrated ISR systems and personnel that deliver results.
- Aero Commander 690B
- Aero Commander 500
- Cessna C337
- King Air 90
- King Air 200
- Transport Canada Part 702/703
- FAA part 91 and 135
- CASA Air Operations
Sensors and C2 Systems
- Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Full Motion Video (FMV)
- Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)
- Multispectral Imaging (MSI)
- Iridium Satellite Video & Data Transmission
- Aircraft Sensor Operators /
Mission System Operators
- Program Managers
- Aerial Fire Mapping & Detection
- Air Tactical Wildfire Operations
- Aerial Fire Intelligence & Reconnaissance
- Air Charter and Crew Transport
Full Spectrum Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
MAG Canada operates, deploys, and maintains manned aircraft that provide aerial surveillance capabilities for civilian and government customers.
We provide our customers the full spectrum of aerial surveillance operations: pilots and mission systems operators; maintenance for the aircraft, sensors and mission equipment; logistics and support; and site and program management.
Data collection and processing/exploitation/dissemination services include electro-optical infra-red (EO/IR) full motion video (FMV), multispectral imagery (MSI), and satellite data downlink.
Fixed Wing Air Charter and Transport Services
MAG Canada’s Air Charter division (formerly Walsten Air) is based at the Kenora Airport and specializes in charter air transportation throughout Northern Ontario for government and corporate customers. MAG Canada has been a premier supplier of Court Air Charter services to the Ontario government for over 35 years.
- Over 35 years of specialized aviation services
- Some of the most experienced northern pilots and outstanding reliable aircraft
- Extensive knowledge of Far North remote airports
- Outstanding safety record
- Excellent availability for on demand service
- Great guest service & hospitality
Our Missions & Capabilities:
- Specialized Aircraft Services
- Aerial Fire Services
- Aerial Imagery & ISR
- Air Charter
- Flight Training
History in Canada
MAG Canada has been contributing to the Canadian aviation industry since 1950 when it was originally established to provide aerial crop dusting and aerial forest spraying services in Southern Ontario. The company eventually expanded into the area of aerial forest fire protection services and the headquarters was moved to Dryden, Ontario. MAG Canada has been a key supplier of Aerial Fire Management and Air Charter services to the Ontario government for over 30 years. Over its history, MAG Canada has flown over 200,000 hours, responded to over 7,000 wildfires, and currently protects over 55 million hectares.