Friday 13 July 2018
CareFlight will receive annual service charges savings from Airservices Australia, that will waive more than $2 million in annual service charges for five not-for-profit aeromedical operators including Angel Flight, LifeFlight, Little Wings, Royal Flying Doctor Service and CareFlight.
This represents a significant saving for CareFlight, meaning more funds can be directed towards patient services and delivering social impact nationally.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack (pictured below with CEOs including CareFlight’s Mick Frewen) praised CareFlight and the other four operators for their work in providing essential services to those who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.
“Aeromedical service providers operate across vast distances, harsh landscapes and in far from ideal conditions. Access to these vital services can mean the difference between life and death for people in remote parts of the country,” said Mr McCormack.
“Airservices is entrusted with, and committed to, fostering a collaborative environment in which the aviation industry thrives. It’s why we place a critical importance on not being an economic or operational impediment to industry growth,” Mr Harfield said.
“Given that these aeromedical operators rely on donations from individuals, organisations and businesses to sustain their operations, we are pleased to offer this support,” he added.