Behind the scenes, expert maintenance teams work around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year to ensure our aircraft are ready to take off when needed.
All CareFlight engineers hold an Australian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence. They also have specific experience and training for our aircraft types as endorsed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Each is qualified to work across all facets of the aircraft, including airframe and engine, as well as electrical, instrument and radio.
The decision to bring jet operations in house saw three additional engineers employed to service the new Beech 400 aircraft in Darwin. Others travelled to the United States for further dedicated training. The team made extensive modifications to a commercial VIP jet, installing medical stretchers, special flooring and the electrical components needed to turn the cabin into a state of-the-art airborne hospital.
Securing CASA certification for maintenance of the jet aircraft makes CareFlight Australia’s only charity with an engineering team capable of maintaining jets, turbo-prop and helicopters.
Thanks to the hard work and skill of our engineers, CareFlight’s fleet clocked up more than 6,000 flying hours in combined operations for the year.