Thursday, February 25, 2016

Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-EZJ Ferries South via Mackay and Gladstone Airports

After operating in and around Cairns for the last few months, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-EZJ has ferried South to Archerfield presumably for planned maintenance on Thursday 25 February.  It was noted passing through Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone Airports while on its trip South.

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VH-EZJ ferried South the day after fellow Agusta AW139 VH-ESZ ferried North to Cairns from Archerfield also via Gladstone and Mackay following a period of maintenance.

As reported previously, QGAir rescue helicopters ferry North and South through Central Queensland as a part of a 'rotational system', reportedly designed to ensure the even distribution of flying hours on each of their helicopters, thus avoiding the need to have multiple helicopters offline for simultaneous scheduled maintenance.

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