Pel-Air awarded 12-year Ambulance Victoria fixed-wing tender

Regional Express (Rex) has reported that Ambulance Victoria and Pel-Air (Rex’s subsiduary) have entered into
a contract for the latter to provide fixed-wing air ambulance services to Ambulance Victoria.
The contract, worth more than AU$300 million (£159 million), has a 12-year operational phase beginning in January 2024.

The contract involves the supply of four fixed-wing aircraft, pilots and engineering support to enable the aerial transport of Ambulance Victoria medical personnel and patients throughout Victoria, into Tasmania, South Australia and southern New South Wales.

Pel-Air is the incumbent operator for the Victorian State Government for the past eleven years, after being awarded a similar contract in December 2009 to commence fixed-wing air ambulance services for Ambulance Victoria in July 2011. The four new aeromedical Beechcraft King Air aircraft will be delivered in 2022 and will undergo aeromedical modifications to meet the requirements of Ambulance Victoria.

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