All our helicopters have specially configured and equipped cabins which allow the medical team to monitor and treat patients while in transit.

Agusta AW139
The Agusta AW139.

Agusta AW139

The AW139 is an Italian-built, state-of-the-art, multi-role helicopter.

This IFR, all weather capable helicopter has a five-blade main rotor, a four-blade tail rotor and retractable wheeled tricycle landing gear.

One of the most technologically advanced EMS platforms, the AW139 surpasses all other medium twin-engine helicopters in operational range, performance and power. Its flight management system allows for the most complex weather navigation problems to be more simply resolved. This makes it ideal for the extreme hot-and-high environments and harsh conditions of the Northern Territory.

The AW139 is winch equipped and has night vision goggle technology.

With the largest passenger cabin in its class, it has the space and performance to carry two stretcher and four seated patients. It is manned by a crew of four.

Specifications

  • Engines: 2 x Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6c-67c turboshafts
  • Max speed 310 km/hr (167 knots)
  • Cruising speed 260 km/hr (140 knots)
  • Range 833 km (450 nmi)
  • Max altitude 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
  • Safe endurance 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Max weight 6,800 kg
  • Crew 4
  • Fuel capacity 1,670 kg Jet A-1 (refined kerosene)
  • Fuel burn 420 kg/hr
  • Total length 17 m
  • Rotor diameter 14 m
  • Winch cable length 75 m

Equipment

  • Weather radar
  • Four Axis autopilot with full Flight Management System (FMS) functionality
  • Ambulance, police and military multi-channel communications radios
  • Integrated satellite and 3G mobile phones
  • Fully night vision goggles (NVG) compatible
  • NVGs
  • Winch with two person carry capacity up to a max of 272 kg
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The AW139 is an Italian-built, state-of-the-art, multi-role helicopter.

This IFR, all weather capable helicopter has a five-blade main rotor, a four-blade tail rotor and retractable wheeled tricycle landing gear.

One of the most technologically advanced EMS platforms, the AW139 surpasses all...

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Kawasaki BK117 B2
The Kawasaki BK117 B2.

Kawasaki BK117-B2

CareFlight currently operates the BK117-B2 helicopter.

The BK117-B2 is a twin-engined IFR helicopter. It has a four-blade rigid main rotor, two-blade tail rotor and fixed skid-type undercarriage. It is an all weather, day/night capable aircraft.

CareFlight’s BK117-B2s cockpit is night vision technology modified to enhance night flying safety.

The cabin is sufficiently spacious to carry two patients – one on a stretcher and one seated. Clam-shell rear doors allow for easy stretcher access.

The helicopters is able to respond to a very diverse range of emergency medical and rescue situations.

Specifications

  • Engines: 2 x Lycoming LTS101 gas turbines, delivering 545 kW (730 SHP) each
  • Max speed 278 km/hr (150 knots)
  • Cruise speed 240 km/hr (130 knots)
  • Range 474 km (256 nmi)
  • Max altitude 4,572 m (15,000ft)
  • Endurance 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Max weight 3,350 kg
  • Crew 4 (pilot, aircrewman, doctor, paramedic)
  • Fuel capacity 558 kg (698 L) Jet A-1 (refined kerosene)
  • Fuel burn 225 kg/hr
  • Total length 13 m
  • Rotor diameter 11 m

Equipment

  • 2-man winch – lifting capacity 272 kg, cable length 82.3 m (270 ft), variable speed up to 76.2 m/min (250 ft/min)
  • Weather radar (VH-IME only)
  • Autopilot (VH-IME only)
  • ‘Starburst’ SX-5 search light (15 million candle-power)
  • GPS navigation system
  • Laptop computer with GPS moving-map street navigation
  • Full Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) navigation suite: ILS, VOR, DME, NDB and RNAV
  • Ambulance, police and multi-channel Wulfsberg or Tait radios
  • mobile phone
  • Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible lighting and instrument systems
  • NVGs for pilot and aircrewman
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CareFlight currently operates the BK117-B2 helicopter.

The BK117-B2 is a twin-engined IFR helicopter. It has a four-blade rigid main rotor, two-blade tail rotor and fixed skid-type undercarriage. It is an all weather, day/night capable aircraft.

CareFlight’s BK117-B2s cockpit is night vision...

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