Hawker Pacific has announced the delivery of the first Beechcraft King Air 350C to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), as part of an agreement that will see five aircraft delivered.
Operating under contract to the Air Ambulance Service New South Wales (AASNSW), the RFDS South Eastern Section will eventually take delivery of two King Air 350Cs and three B200C aircraft. The 350C variants delivered to the RFDS will also feature ex-factory cargo doors and various aeromedical modifications to customise the aircraft for its intended use.
Hawker Pacific CEO Alan Smith said he was “delighted” with the deal, which will see the new model King Air 350C operate alongside the already well established 200C cousins in the aeromedical support role. “Not only is the selection of the 350C a testament to the King Air range of product, it builds on the tremendous service and success that the 200C has provided over the years in Australia,” Smith said.
“The King Air continues to set the standard for meeting demands that come with special mission requirements, from military training, Intelligence, ISR, maritime patrol and, in this case, medical evacuation and air ambulance fleet.”