The Royal Flying Doctor Service will be the first in the world to have two PC-24 jets providing life-saving medical support.
While the new jets will be based in Western Australia, the introduction will free up existing aircraft for emergency situations in the NT.
Based at the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Broome and Jandakot, the new jets will almost halve the time in long-haul patient critical scenarios and deliver an 'emergency ward' for our skies.
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The new jets will come equipped with capacity for three stretchered patients and two medical teams.
The jets will complement and boost the capacity of the overall Royal Flying Doctor Service fleet and free up existing PC-12 aircraft for intra-regional cases, including emergencies in the NT.
Western Australia and the NT is the most remote health jurisdiction in the world and the introduction of these aircraft will significantly advance health outcomes for patients.
The Federal Government will provide $4.5 million as a contribution towards the $26 million purchase of the two new PC-24 aircraft.
The planes are expected to be in service late 2018.
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