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Coulson’s Australian 737 Fireliner Was Set to be Named ‘Archie’ After Royals First Born

The most notable of Coulson Aviation's firefighting fleet in Australia, the Boeing 737 Fireliner named "Marie Bashir" was originally scheduled to be named after...

Coulson Announces 2020 Fire Season Contract Award

Coulson Aviation USA has been awarded a multi-year contract with the USDA Fire Service for Next Generation Large Air Tanker Services throughout the United...

Canberra Farewells Air Tanker After Devastating Bushfire Season

After a summer of smoke and fire, a very thankful Canberra has farewelled the American very large air tanker (VLAT) that flew 29 missions...

Coulson Prepares Two Additional C-130s for Aerial Firefighting

The long process of transitioning two additional C-130 aircraft into fire bombers has begun for the Coulson Aviation team. Two C-130s that previously saw...

ATSB Releases Preliminary Report on C-130 Crash in Australia

The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) released the preliminary report on the crash of Coulson Aviation's Tanker 134 on February 28th, 2020, detailing in...

Coulson Aviation Selected by U.S. Air Force to Install RADS-XXL Firefighting System on C-130H

Port Alberni, BC – Coulson Aviation has been selected by the United States Air Force to install their Retardant Aerial Delivery System (RADS)-XXL Firefighting...

Coulson Aviation Expanding Aerial Firefighting Fleet With Norwegian Hercules

Port Alberni, BC – Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc. has bought five C-130H transport planes from the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA), which will be...

Firefighting Air Tanker Puts on Show

With brisk winds snapping the triangular “red warning” flag flying outside the Hutchinson Fire Command Center, it seemed the perfect day for Bill Garrison...

How aerial firefighters attack wildfires with air tankers, Broncos, and Super Hueys

If air-traffic controller is one of the most stressful jobs and firefighting is one of the most dangerous, then you get an idea of...

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