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havick 3rd Apr 2021 21:24

RFDS West helo ops
 
Rumor has it RFDS western section is putting together their own helo ops in Jandakot and Brooke for IHTís.

Kulwin Park 4th Apr 2021 06:32

Sounds a bit strange. Why don't they just put a tender out for it with experienced operators like Babcock, Bristow, CHC, Toll, etc??

TKFS 4th Apr 2021 08:52

https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/wa/n...flying-doctor/

havick 4th Apr 2021 09:34


Originally Posted by Kulwin Park (Post 11021965)
Sounds a bit strange. Why don't they just put a tender out for it with experienced operators like Babcock, Bristow, CHC, Toll, etc??

Careflight operates both so why not do it on their own?

Manifold Pressure 7th Apr 2021 04:06

wonder what equipment they're looking at? B412s?

Kiwiconehead 7th Apr 2021 10:45


Originally Posted by Manifold Pressure (Post 11023645)
wonder what equipment they're looking at? B412s?

EC145 - two existing aeromed units sourced - one from Germany

Kulwin Park 7th Apr 2021 11:39

I wonder if they will retrofit the 5-bladed option the those EC145s? The WA Police will also have the new EC145 with it too.

Manifold Pressure 7th Apr 2021 12:22

Wonder if they'll both be based at YPJT or one there and one at Broome etc.

havick 7th Apr 2021 20:24


Originally Posted by Kulwin Park (Post 11023820)
I wonder if they will retrofit the 5-bladed option the those EC145s? The WA Police will also have the new EC145 with it too.

Only if the ones they purchase are D2ís

gulliBell 8th Apr 2021 02:05


Originally Posted by Kulwin Park (Post 11021965)
Sounds a bit strange. Why don't they just put a tender out for it with experienced operators like Babcock, Bristow, CHC, Toll, etc??

Owning their own aircraft, pilots and maintenance is most likely the most cost effective and operationally flexible option. Why pay a contractor to do what is essentially your core business?

nowherespecial 8th Apr 2021 04:18

Any one know if it's EC145 or H145? Big difference in costs between an older BK/ EC variant of the 145 and the newer 'H' variants.

rrekn 8th Apr 2021 06:00

They are EC145s (BK117 C-2s), early models too.

nowherespecial 8th Apr 2021 08:14

Thanks RREKN.

Al Fentanyl 8th Apr 2021 21:39

Excellent news. Hopefully the other RFDS sections will follow the lead.


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