Jandakot hangar takes Royal Flying Doctor Service to new heights

Jandakot hangar takes Royal Flying Doctor Service to new heights

CONSTRUCTION of a Royal Flying Doctor Service hangar capable of housing three jets has been finished.

The 1300sq m building includes state-of-the-art workshops, tools and stores that connect the new facility with the existing hangar, allowing engineers to maintain the fleet onsite.

RFDS chief executive Grahame Marshall said the hangar, which work started on 12 months ago, ensured the Jandakot-based service would remain the leading aero medical provider in the world and paved the way for the arrival of three new Pilatus PC-24 jets.

Two of those will arrive early next year.

“The completion of the hangar is particularly exciting for us as this is the key to everything else that follows,” Mr Marshall said.

“With a vastly increased footprint, we now not only have the ability to house and service these new jets but also the physical space needed to expand our capabilities in all areas of the business.

“By leveraging our expertise we can secure the RFDS as a sustainable business, ensuring its future for generations to come.

“The hangar is the first step in making that happen.”

Aviation and engineering teams will move into the new facility, which was part-funded by a $3.5m Lotterywest grant, at the end of this month.