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  • australia Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service

    Australia Air Ambulances


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    westpac rescue helicopter aw139

    Established in 1975 by The Newcastle branch of Surf Life Saving Australia as a surf rescue and coastal observation operation during the summer months using a Bell 47 helicopter as Bank of NSW.

    The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service covers 1.5 million people, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, approaching 2,000 missions each year.


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    News of Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service


    First LCI AW139 To Australia Westpac Rescue, 13-May-16 : The first of four AW139 ambulances leased from LCI by Australia s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is in route to Newcastle, New South Wales. Scheduled to enter service in 2017

    H145 heads to Queensland in its Australia Tour, 30-Jun-15 : The H145/EC145T2 arrived in Brisbane at the weekend, having completed the Sydney component of its month-long Australia visit as part of a global tour.

    Four LCI AW139s for EMS in Australia, 25-Feb-15 : LCI will lease, from the second half of 2016, four new AW139 to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for EMS operations on behalf of New South Wales NSW Ambulance.

    NSW New Aeromedical Service Contracts, 19-Dec-14 : Australian New South Wales Gov signs new Aeromedical contracts. From 2017 the Southern region will be run by Toll Group and the Northern region by a joint bid by Westpac Rescue and Westpac Life Saver



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