No longer in service with Conair, its now being used by Buffalo Airways as a cargo plane.
The L-188 Electra is one of the most effective large capacity or “heavy” air tankers for the control of wild fires. The L-188 Electra is fast, maneuverable and capable of carrying 3000 gallons of fire retardant. The four turbine engines of this aircraft ensures it has tremendous power and range to fight distant fires and the most extreme conditions. Coupled with the computerized constant/variable flow RADS II tank, the performance of the L-188 Electra is unsurpassed by any other turbine-powered air tanker.