Late last year, we posted news that LNG proponents on Curtis Island - Santos GLNG, Australia Pacific LNG, QGC and Arrow - had joined to fund an aero medical evacuation (AME) retrieval service (also known as a 'helicopter') for the Gladstone region to help ease pressures on the local medical retrieval services - read the full story HERE.
The LNG industry has partnered with CareFlight Queensland - an aero-medical service provider with 35 years' experience in medical retrievals in Queensland communities. CareFlight Queensland also meets the global oil and gas industry safety standards.
It appears from recent news, and from photos taken at Gladstone Airport this week, that works have begun on a possible 'temporary' hangar and building facilities for the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter near the General Aviation apron at the Airport.
Stay tuned to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog for future developments!