Aeromedical charity CareFlight has taken delivery of two modified King Air 200s from Hawker Pacific to complete an acquisition of four new aircraft.
Hawker Pacific modified the two Proline 21-equipped aircraft at their Cairns base to include a full strip and repaint as well as the installation of a cargo door, dual aft fold-up seats, Raisbeck EPIC Platinum performance modifications and an ADAS engine condition trend monitoring system.
The new aircraft will be used for CareFlight’s Top End Aeromedical Service from January 2013.
CareFlight Founding Director Ian Badham said: “This fleet upgrade has delivered a much needed increase to our service capabilities. As demand for our services continues to grow, our partnership with Hawker Pacific, as specialists in the aeromedical field with their industry-leading reputation in aircraft product support and services, will ensure we can continue to meet the highest standards of safety and security of our fleet.”
The four new aircraft will replace King Airs that have been in service with CareFlight since the charity assumed contractual responsibility in the Northern Territory two years ago.
Under its contract with the Northern Territory government, CareFlight maintains a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and supporting medical and logistic staff in Darwin, Nhulunbuy and Katherine, as well as a helicopter and medi-jet in Darwin.