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Essendon Fields Airport is a critical hub for emergency services with 1/3 of all movements emergency services related. The proximity to Melbourne’s major hospitals is a real factor when it comes to the work done here.

Essendon Fields Airport is a critical hub for emergency services.  The proximity to Melbourne’s major hospitals is a real factor when it comes to the work done here.

AirServices published 53,862 total movements at Essendon Fields Airport in 2016. An estimated 18,000 (33%) are related to emergency services. Over 8,000 incidents per year are attended by Air Ambulance and the Police Air Wing alone. Air Ambulance Victoria operates 3 helicopters, four fixed-wing aircraft from Essendon headquarters and can reach most of Victoria within an hour.  Air Ambulance averages 6 movements per 24 hours in a typical day.

The PoliceAir Wing provides aerial support for police, search and rescue and ambulance operations using a modern fleet of twin engine helicopters. They average 15 movements per 24 hours in a typical day.

Other emergency services include Royal Flying Doctor Service, Erickson Air Crane Helicopters, Coulson Helicopters, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Jet City Rescue who perform vital aero-medical missions throughout the Asia Pacific region.

  1. PoliceAir Wing
  2. Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  3. Erickson Air-Crane
  4. Cobham
  5. Air Ambulance
  6. Jetcity

PoliceAir Wing

The PoliceAir Wing provides aerial support for police, search and rescue and ambulance operations using a modern fleet of twin engine helicopters

Phone

9289 3500

Go to police.vic.gov.au

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

The iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia delivers emergency aeromedical and primary health care services across Australia, with 21 aviation bases including Essendon Airport.

Phone

9429 6344

Go to www.rfdsvic.com.au

Erickson Air-Crane

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world.  The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defence and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Aviation Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, transmission line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 50 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia.

Phone

0408 250 071

Go to www.ericksoninc.com

Cobham

Cobham Aviation Services combines superior performance, extensive aviation knowledge and advanced technology to provide specialist aviation solutions to defence, government and commercial customers worldwide. We conduct fixed wing search and rescue operations for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority from our hub at Essendon Fields.Essendon Fields: Paul McLaughlin +61 (0) 3 9330 5208 

Phone

61 (0)8 8154 7000

Go to www.cobhamaviationservices.com

Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance Victoria operates four ambulance aeroplanes from Essendon headquarters and can reach most of Victoria within an hour.

Phone

9945 9924

Go to www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/

Jetcity

JetCity has been setting the standard for corporate jet travel for over 25 years and has an outstanding reputation for personal service, discretion, reliability and safety. Providing the ultimate convenience and flexibility, JetCity private jet charter services allows corporate, government and private customers to travel when and where they choose.

Phone

+61 3 9330 1555

Go to www.jetcity.com.au

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