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.”

Just Posted

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Alberni group focuses on stigmatization as biggest barrier to opioid crisis

Community session planned to raise dialogue on opioid crisis response

Cherry Creek firefighters mourn former deputy chief

Brian Brick is the second Alberni Valley firefighter to die of work-related cancer in January

Port Alberni to consider the future of McLean Mill

City council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 21

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read