The Coulson Aviation team has been working with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service on its night fire suppression program this past summer in Australia.
Coulson Aviation received CASA approval this year to undertake NVG operations in Australia using the Chinook very large helitankers. Both NSW and Victoria have trial programs operating.
In NSW, the Coulson Aviation Chinook has been working with the RFS-owned Bell 412 helicopters, which act as overwatch aircraft.
This news story sets out what RFS and the team have been working towards.
This is the first summer the Coulson Chinooks have been in Australia.
Coulson Aviation Australia operates a number of NSW RFS-owned aircraft including the Bell 412 helicopters, on behalf of the fire service.