Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

May 2, 2013 - 1:10am
The price and performance of the Pilatus PC-12 are making it an increasingly popular  alternative to or supplement for helicopters  in air ambulance operations.

The Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single is gaining ground as a cost-effective alternative to helicopter air ambulances.

November 26, 2012 - 2:40pm

Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has dismissed a pilot who failed a drug test after reportedly passing out for 13 minutes while in command of a Beechcraft King Air 200 carrying a patient and nurse to Brisbane. The nurse eventually woke the pilot, who subsequently tested positive for methamphetamine. The pilot is believed to be the first RFDS pilot ever dismissed over a drug-related issue.

February 14, 2012 - 3:10pm

Hawker Beechcraft and Asia-Pacific distributor, Hawker Pacific, today announced the delivery of a fleet of five King Airs–two Model 350Cs (cargo-door variant) and three B200Cs–to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Eastern Division in Australia. The turboprops will join a fleet of air ambulance aircraft operated on contract for New South Wales Department of Health for aeromedical primary response and inter-hospital transfers. The King Air 350C is the first one in the region that is fully dedicated to the air ambulance mission.

 
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