Central QLD is a unique environment. A lot of our community lives rurally and this brings unique challenges that aren’t faced by any other parts of the country — especially in emergencies. That’s why we operate a mixed ambulance helicopter fleet comprising the Bell 412 and the AW139. Between them, they can handle tropical weather patterns, mountains, oceans, islands, natural disasters, residential areas and everything in between.
The AW139 provides an upgraded capability for the service with its improved range and greater speed over the existing Bell 412 helicopter. The cabin of the AW139 is considerably larger than the current aircraft which brings with it many benefits for the medical crew and patient. Boasting a 20% increase in speed capability, the new AW139 provides major improvement on current flight time and fuel efficiency with the capability to deliver patients directly to Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Hospitals without the need to refuel.
(supplied by the Medical Crew)
Emergency Service Communication Equipment
All the figures below should be taken as a guide only and the crew always contacted before an agency decides on the suitability of an RACQ CapRescue helicopter for the task.
This twin-engine emergency helicopter is equipped with a dual digital automatic flight control system and has multiple seating configuration options to accommodate the specific needs of a mission. Reliable, rugged and ready to go 24/7.