Our Helicopter

Central QLD is a unique environment. A lot of our community lives rurally and this brings challenges not faced by any other parts of the country. That’s why we operate a mixed 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.




This twin-engine 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.

Flight Equipment

  • Aircraft tracking technology
  • Autopilot
  • Weather Radar/ Storm scope
  • Communication and Navigation radios to enable IFR flight including HF radio
  • Cockpit voice recorder
  • Flight data recorder
  • Helicopter Terrain and warning system
  • Airframe health and usage monitoring system
  • Engine monitoring systems
  • Airframe/ engine vibration monitoring system



Role Equipment

  • Rescue Winch (250 ft Cable/ 270kg (Two person)/ Variable speed)
  • Cargo Hook with Fire Fighting bucket capability
  • Night searchlight
  • Night vision device
  • Beacon Homer

Medical Equipment

(supplied by the Medical Crew)

  • QAS trauma kit
  • Medical Oxygen (2 x “D” size cylinders)
  • Vital signs monitor with Defibrillator (Lifepak 12)
  • Ventilation (Oxylog 100)
  • Syringe Driver (Braun Compact) & mounting for second syringe driver
  • Mounting for IVAC
  • Electric powered medical suction inlets/ outlets
  • Intravenous equipment
  • 2x patient stretcher systems
  • Ability to transport a neonatal intensive care cot
  • 12 volt power outlets
  • High intensity adjustable field of work medical lighting suitable to night flying
  • Purpose built medical storage areas

Emergency Service Communication Equipment 

  • Marine VHF High Band Radio
  • QAS/ QFRS VHF Low Band Radio
  • QPS/ CB/ Rural Fire UHF Band Radio
  • Digital Mobile Phone


All the figures below should be taken as a guide only and the crew always contacted before an agency decides on the suitability of the aircraft for the task.

Maximum Range without refuel: Up to 200nm
Normal cruise speed (No winch fitted): Up to 125 kts
Maximum number of seated passengers: 6
Maximum number of stretchers: 2
Overall Aircraft size (rotors turning): 17.10m
Rotor Diameter: 14.01m