National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Airtanker Base Directory Unit

IABDU header graphic.  Photo of an airtanker dropping retardant over a hillside with two inset photos of the NWCG Airtanker Base Directory, and an airtanker on the runway. Decorative.

Mission Statement

The Airtanker Base Directory Unit manages the content of the NWCG Airtanker Base Directory, PMS 507, which promotes the safe, cost-efficient and effective aviation services in support of agency and interagency airtanker base operations.

Primary Objectives

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  • The directory is intended to aid wildland fire managers, pilots and contractors in the use of airtanker base facilities.



Proposed Change Request Form for NWCG Airtanker Base Directory, PMS 507

Submit to your agency representative on IABDU 


Kelly Mathis
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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