Coulson Aviation’s powerful seasonal firebombing aircraft are now in place and operating in Australia for the summer.

A C-130 Hercules and CH-47 Chinook are operating in New South Wales from Sydney, and a Sikorsky S-61 and CH-47 Helitanker are in Victoria, Mansfield and Melbourne to support local emergency services and communities.

A Coulson Aviation-owned 737 FIRELINER™ is operating from Busselton in Western Australia, funded by the Australian Federal Government as a national aircraft.

The CH-47 Chinook for Victoria was the final aircraft to arrive.

Coulson Aviation operates across four continents, including Australia. Coulson Aviation has operated in Australia for almost 20 years, providing aerial support across multiple Australian States.

Coulson Aviation Australia manages and operates some of the NSW RFS-owned aircraft, including the 737 Marie Bashir which has been working in WA, and Bell 412 helicopters which have been focussed for months on flood response in NSW.

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