New hangar in Jandakot seals future for RFDS

The Royal Flying Doctor Service's new hangar at its Jandakot base was unveiled today.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service's new hangar at its Jandakot base was unveiled today.

A NEW hangar in Jandakot will help future-proof the Royal Flying Doctor Service, according to chief executive Grahame Marshall.

The 1300sq m building, made possible through a $3.9 million grant from Lotterywest. includes state-of-the-art workshops, tools and stores that connect the new facility with the existing hangar, allowing engineers to maintain its fleet onsite.

Mr Marshall said the new premises, opened June 15, gave the RFDS the space to meet growing demand and paved the way for the arrival of new Pilatus PC-24 jets.

“It is a truly innovative facility that will not only help future-proof our essential service, but also launch our operations into a new era as we continue to be there for the people of WA whenever and wherever they need us,” he said.

“Our new aviation and engineering facility has been built to meet future patient needs as a result of the changing demographics of the WA population.”

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