Port Alberni, BC – Coulson Aviation has been awarded a 150-day contract with the BNPB (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) for the 2020 fire season. This is Coulson Aviation’s first aerial firefighting contract in Asia Pacific.
One of Coulson’s S-61 Helicopters will depart from their facility in Bankstown, NSW, Australia to support Indonesia as needed.
“We are really excited to be expanding into the Asia pacific markets with our fleet. This market has been a long time focus for our company and we are committed to growing our presence in Indonesia and the surrounding countries in the years to come.” – Foster Coulson, Co-President Coulson Group
In 2015 one of Coulson’s Next Generation Large Airtankers, Tanker 132 (THOR) was utilized in Indonesia and was the first time a large airtanker conducted operations in country. “Having one of our C-130’s fight fire in Borneo and Sumatra afforded us a great opportunity to get to meet BNPB.” said Britt Coulson, Co-President of Coulson Group. “The ability to provide both large fixed and rotary wing aircraft ensures the agency is supported in the safest, most efficient and effective way possible.”
About Coulson Aviation: Coulson Aviation is a family owned business with global operations in Australia, Canada, Chile, and the United States with its diverse fleet of heavy Fixed and Rotary wing aircraft. In addition to its aerial firefighting, emergency response, and oil spill dispersant operations Coulson is also a world leader in technology and engineering with the largest aerospace design team in Western Canada focusing primary on special mission modifications. Coulson’s latest design, the RADS-L for the Boeing CH-47D helitanker is the largest capacity, lightest weight, highest flow rate helicopter tank in the world.