Our Fleet & Bases

LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care and Australia’s most diversified service, operating both a fixed-wing and rotary-wing fleet.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s rotary-wing fleet is made up of ten helicopters:

3x AW139 helicopters

3x Bell412 helicopters

1x BK117 helicopter

1x Eurocopter AS350 helicopter

Two additional LifeFlight helicopters (2x AW139 helicopters), one each in Toowoomba and Roma, operate under a contract with a consortium of gas companies (Arrow Energy, Origin Energy, Queensland Gas Company, and Santos).

Typically, on board an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter is a pilot, co-pilot, Critical Care Doctor and flight nurse. Essentially, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters are flying intensive care units.

LifeFlight’s fixed-wing fleet includes four Air Ambulance Jets:

3x Bombardier Challenger 604

1x Learjet 45

The dedicated fleet of medically-configured jets are based in Townsville and Brisbane, and remain on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each jet carries a critical care doctor and flight nurse on board for all retrievals.