Coulson adds heavy jet business with medevac

Military jets aren’t the only arm of the aviation business that the Coulson Group is expanding into.

The Coulson Group is busy refitting a jet to be used for long-range medical evacuations from Hawaii. It will be the first of its kind

Military jets aren’t the only arm of the aviation business that the Coulson Group is expanding into.

“We’re expanding into the heavy jet business with medevac (medical evacuation),” said CEO Wayne Coulson, standing in front of an under-construction jet inside the Coulson Aircrane hangar at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport.

“This is our new medevac jet and it goes online in December.”

The medevac jet will be serving Hawaii, he added.

“It’ll be running out to the Hawaiian islands and we work with a company called Life Support out of down Island.”

That flight range will make the plane unique on the continent.

“It’s a bit of a niche market. This will be the only plane out of North America that can do that leg into Hawaii with 100-knot winds.”