Coulson Aviation Australia is an Australian company, with global partnerships and employing local people.
Coulson Aviation Australia provides all airside management for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service-owned 737 FIRELINER, two Bell 412 helicopters, and two Cessna Citations.
Coulson Aviation Australia has created and recruited to almost 40 Australian jobs for maintenance engineers, fixed and rotary wing pilots, and business staff.
The clear intention for Coulson Aviation Australia is to continue to build local capacity and capability with local resources and expertise.
As a subsidiary of global company Coulson Aviation, Coulson Aviation Australia also supports the Australian States in the provision of large aircraft and experienced team members. The company’s operations include aerial, fire intelligence, emergency personnel transport, and industrial heavy lift operations.
With its global reach and focus on innovation in technology, Coulson Aviation is the only aerial firefighting operator in the world to operate both large fixed-wing air tankers and large rotary-wing aircraft. Coulson is the first and only aerial firefighting company in the world to modify Boeing 737 commercial airliners into airtankers.
Operating in Australia for almost 20 years, Coulson Aviation has provided aerial support during the times of crisis, including during the Victorian 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and most recently the 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires.