Converted Passenger Aircraft Take On Varied Special Missions

Coulson Aviation Boeing 737-300 firefighter variant
Aerial firefighting specialist Coulson Aviation has designed and installed an air tanker modification for the Boeing 737-300. It is the only example of an air tanker that includes a passenger-carrying feature for firefighter transportation.
Credit: Coulson Aviation

Airliners are being repurposed for uses other than hauling cargo, such as aerial firefighting and military missions. For example, Coulson Aviation’s FireLiner is an airtanker developed by the Canadian firefighting specialist using the Boeing 737-300 airframe. The carrier operates three and plans to...

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