australia RACQ CQ Rescue

Australia Air Ambulances

1996 to present    

racq cq rescue

Established 1996 as CQ RESQ, the Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service changed name to CQ Rescue in 2004.
Operating 2 Bell 412 from MacKay airport, flies its 4,000th mission on January 2010
1996-2013 operated by Lloyd Helicopters / CHC
From 2013 operated by Australian Helicopters

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News of RACQ CQ Rescue

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

RACQ CQ Rescue 7000th Mission, 01-Aug-16 : Australia s RACQ CQ Rescue celebrating 20 years with its 7000th mission

Record Month for Mackay Rescue Helicopter, 05-Jul-16 : Australia s RACQ CQ Rescue completed 51 tasks last month and accumulated 90.58 flying hours

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List of Aircraft for RACQ CQ Rescue
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
33044 412 1981 VH-BZH : RACQ CQ Rescue 2009-2013
- VH-BZH : Australia from Oct81, test serial N18098
Lloyd Helicopters VH-BZH : Lloyd Australia, noted 1985
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-BZH : CHC Australia from Aug05
- N412NP : Northern Pioneer Helicopters at Big Lake, AK from Feb16
36374 412ep 2005 VH-CQJ : RACQ CQ Rescue from Jul13, op by Australian Helicopters
Bell Helicopter N3119U : Bell Apr/Aug 2005
Helisureste EC-JLH : Helisureste 2005-2011; from 2006 in Portugal
INAER Portugal CS-HHJ : INEM ambulance, noted 2012
Australian Helicopters VH-CQJ : Australian Helicopters Pty from Sep13
36100 412ep 1994 VH-EPK : RACQ CQ Rescue 2011-2012
Mexico Government XC-JCU : Gobierno del Estado de Mexico, to N412HH
Helicopter Express Inc N412HH : Helicopter Express Oct06-Feb07
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-EPK : CHC Australia from Feb07; Ambulance Service of New South Wales
Lloyd Helicopters VH-EPK : Lloyd Helicopters from Sep11
53105 407 VH-HTD : RACQ CQ Rescue, op by Lloyd Helicopters; w/o 17oct03 off Cape Hillsborough+
Bell Helicopter N4116 : Bell Feb/May 1997
- P2-IHJ : Papua New Guinea, to VH-HTD
Lloyd Helicopters VH-HTD : Lloyd Helicopters, Ambulance
51002 206l-3 1982 VH-LHP : RACQ CQ Rescue 1996-2005, their first helicopter; As backup from 2001
- G-LIII : Air Hanson Sales Ltd Dec82-Apr83, test serial N1084D
- G-CJCB : JC Bamford Excavators Ltd Apr83-Apr90
- VH-LHP : Australia from Apr90
Heliwest VH-LHP : Heliwest, noted 2007-2010
- VH-LHP : Rotorwest Pty from Nov12
36015 412sp 1990 VH-LSY : RACQ CQ Rescue from Sep13, op by Australian Helicopters
- N555BA : 1990-2006 unk
Bell Helicopter N555BA : Bell Helicopters Mar06-Apr07; conv to 412HP
State of Texas N555BA : San Antonio AirLIFE Texas, noted May06
Australian Helicopters VH-LSY : Australian Helicopters from May07
33091 412 1982 VH-NSP : RACQ CQ Rescue 2005-2006
national air naval service FAP-1011 : Panama Air Force, teset serial N22797; 1983 PapaCoptero; 1985 reser HP-962
- HP-962 : Panama, to N22976
National Safety Council of Australia VH-NSP : NSCA, , first reg Jan85
Lloyd Helicopters VH-NSP : Lloyd Australia
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-NSP : CHC Australia Aug05-Mar17
Agrarflug Helilift GmbH D-HHVV : Agrarflug Helilift GmbH from Apr17
33084 412 1982 VH-NSV : RACQ CQ Rescue 2006-2013; 2011 3000 hs service, temp repl by VH-EPK
- N3172D : to VH-AHH
Lloyd Helicopters VH-AHH : Lloyd Australia, first reg Jun87
Lloyd Helicopters VH-NSV : Adeilaide Bank titles, 2002-2004
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-NSV : CHC Australia from Aug05
5033 sa365c VH-PVK : RACQ CQ Rescue 2004-2009
romanian air force YR-DFB : Romania, test serial F-WYMA; VIP Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
- F-WTNG : conv to 365C1
Australia Police VH-PVK : Australia Police, unk

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