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Australia Air Ambulances

CareFlight Queensland

1981 to present    


LifeFlight Australia Air Ambulances

Established 1981 as Gold Coast Helicopter Rescue Service to serve Queensland community. Since 1993 part of RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland) and known as RACQ CareFlight. On July 2016 changed name to LifeFlight

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1220 Rescue Missions for RACQ This Year, 09-Jun-17 : Australia RACQ’s rescue helicopter network, ( LifeFlight Rescue, CQ Rescue and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue ) clocked up more than 1220 missions so far this year

LifeFlight pilot celebrated for 50 years of incident-free flying, 14-Dec-16 : LifeFlight Simulation Manager and master pilot Dan Tyler recognised for 50 years of incident free flying

Milestone Leased EMS AW139 to LifeFlight, 24-Oct-16 : Milestone Aviation from Ireland leased an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) equipped AW139 to Australian LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight)

RACQ LifeFlight Second AW139 Ready, 16-Sep-16 : Australia’s RACQ LifeFlight second of 3 AW139 entered service after medical interior completed by local company HeliMods

CareFlight becomes LifeFlight, 11-Jul-16 : CareFlight from Queensland Australia changed name to LifeFlight to reduce confusion with CareFlight New South Wales

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
7022 UH-1F : CareFlight QLD Australia; Dec11 used as a Helicopter Medical training Simu+
US Air Force 63-13162 : USAF; conv UH-1P; wfu 1977
McDermott Aviation : McDermott Aviation unk
1109 bk117b-2 1996 VH-BKV : RACQ CareFlight QLD
- JA01CJ : Japan, to VH-BKV
- VH-BKV : Rotor Safety Hobart, Tasmania from Apr17
2649 as350ba 1992 VH-CMS : RCAQ CareFlight QLD, noted Apr05
VH-XCE : CareFlight QLD LifeFlight from May03; Lifeflight Australila Ltd
- JA6124 : Japan, to ZK-HBG
- ZK-HBG : New Zealand, reser ZK-IBG
- ZK-IBG : to VH-CMS
33019 412 1981 VH-XCF : CareFlight QLD from Febr95
: Gold Coast Helicopter Rescue Service 2001 op by CareFlight QLD
: RACQ CareFlight QLD ; damaged in storm at Archerfield airport, Brisbane
- N2070C : to RACQ CareFlight
Heli Austria GmbH OE-XHT : Heli Austria from May16; pictured at St Johann Im Pongau Heliport
: operating from Sion during winter 16-17 under Lions Air Group for private
36397 412ep 2006 VH-XCI : CareFlight QLD from Mar11
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FHWW : Bell Canada Feb/Jul 2006
Global Vectra Helicorp VT-AZN : Global Vectra 2006-2011
36398 412ep 2006 VH-XCK : LifeFlight Australia Ltd from Mar11; CareFlight QLD
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FHWU : Bell Canada Mar/Jul 2006
Global Vectra Helicorp VT-AZO : Global Vectra Jul06-2010
36023 412hp 1991 VH-XCN : RACQ Careflight ( CareFlight QLD) noted Mar16
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FKCX : Bell Canada
- EC-FEP : Spain, test serial EC-730
- B-66121 : China, to N412MB
- YV-1165C : Venezuela, to N175AR
Global Vectra Helicorp VT-AZK : Global Vectra 1991-2009
Canadian Helicopter Corporation C-GBKI : CHC Sep09-Aug10
36022 412hp 1991 VH-XCO : RACQ CareFlight QLD from 2009
Bell Helicopter N4181X : Bell, test serial C-FJUZ
Bell Helicopter N412VS : Textron Financial Corp Jan92-Jun97
Government of Australia VH-ESA : Queensland Government from 01oct97; emergencies services
Agrarflug Helilift GmbH D-HAFN : Agrarflug Helilift, Germany 21jun18-23jan19
Agrarflug Helilift GmbH EC-NDF : Agrarflug Helilift, Spain from Jan19
23019 230 1994 VH-XCW : CareFlight QLD from 2007
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLZA : Bell Canada 1994, to N230JP
- N230JP : FC Corp DBA at Euless, TX Jan/Jul 2002
State of Vermont N4UV : Mansfield Heliflight Oct05-Apr07
State of Virginia N4UV : University of Virginia Health System (Pegasus)
- VH-XCW : Rotor-Lift Pty Ltd from Jul17, op by Skyplan Australia Pty Ltd
36402 412ep 2006 VH-XCY : Lifeflight Australia Ltd at Brisbane City, East QLD from Sep12; CareFligh+
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FIAI : Bell Canada, test serial C-GFNL; N2077M Bell ntu
- XA-UGA : Mexico, to XA-VVG
- XA-VVG : to C-GLGP
Canadian Helicopter Corporation C-GLGP : CHC Global Jul11-Sep12
41403 aw139 2015 VH-XIH : RACQ CareFlight QLD from Oct15; pictured
AgustaWestland USA N265MM : AgustaWestland, PA
41405 aw139 2015 VH-XIJ : RACQ CareFlight QLD from Oct15
AgustaWestland USA N273MM : AgustaWestland, PA
41411 aw139 2016 VH-XIL : Milestone Aviation Asset Leasing from Jun16; LifeFlight Australia Ltd / Ca+
AgustaWestland USA N623SS : AgustaWestland, PA Dec15
31783 aw139 2017 VH-XIR : Gecas Australia Pty Ltd Apr18, test serial I-EASY; LifeFlight Australia L+
AgustaWestland Italy I-EASY : To Australia.
31784 aw139 2018 VH-XIW : Gecas Australia Pty Ltd May18, test serial I-RAIN; LifeFlight Australia Lt+
StarFlight Australia VH-XIW : Air Ambulance Victoria, op by StarFlight Victoria; 03mar19 pictured at th+
31108 aw139 2007 VH-YHF : CareFlight QLD from Jan14
Government of Australia VH-ESJ : Queensland Government - Emergency Services d/d feb08
Heliflite Australia VH-YHF : Heliflite from Mar12
: pictured on display at the 2013 International Airshow at Avalon Airport

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