Airservices Australia today announced it will waive more than $2 million in annual service charges for five not-for-profit aeromedical operators: Angel Flight, CareFlight, LifeFlight, Little Wings and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Airservices CEO Jason Harfield said the announcement was a further demonstration of the organisation’s mandate to foster and promote civil aviation.
“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,” he 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."
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the five operators provided 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.”