Thursday, April 21, 2022

QGAir Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 Helicopter VH-EGF Ferries South via Emerald Airport

On Thursday 21 April, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-EGF was noted ferrying South to Archerfield from Townsville via Emerald Airport.

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VH-EGF has been operating out of Townsville Airport as "Rescue 521" and so is presumed that it has ferried to Archerfield for planned maintenance

As we have mentioned previously, this is all part of the 'rotational system' the service utilises to ensure the even distribution of flying hours on each of the QGAir Rescue helicopters. This system avoids the need to have multiple helicopters offline for simultaneous scheduled maintenance.

As posted below, on Sunday 17 April, fellow QGAir Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESH ferried North from Archerfield to Cairns via Rockhampton and Mackay Airports.  While on Wednesday 20 April, fellow QGAir Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESZ was spotted soon after arriving at Rockhampton Airport while it was ferrying South from Townsville to Archerfield.

Photo taken by 'JM'  ©

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