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Northern NSW : Summer 2012-2013
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ser vice has a fleet of four twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters have been fitted out with state of the art aeromedical and flight equipment. Did you know Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Operated by the Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd. ABN: 40 002 862 026 The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service produces this newsletter Rescue as a community ser vice to keep the community, sponsors and support groups and all interested people informed about activities within the Service. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this newsletter is correct at the time of publication. Contributions from interested people are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor at the address above. email@example.com www.rescuehelicopter.com.au New England - North West 50 Basil Brown Drive Tel: 6764 9400 Westdale NSW 2340 Fax: 6764 9411 PO Box 6187 Freecall: 1800 155 155 Westdale NSW 2340 Hunter / Mid North Coast Bavin Road Tel: 4952 0000 District Park Fax: 4952 0055 Broadmeadow NSW 2292 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 230 New Lambton NSW 2305 Central Coast Level 1 Fountain Plaza Tel: 4363 9746 148-158 The Entrance Road Fax: 4365 0231 Erina NSW 2250 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 3677 Erina NSW 2250 BK117 There are two BK BK117 helicopters that include: • Cruise Speed 120 knots (220 klm) • Endurance/Range two hours (+ 20 minutes reserve)/ 440 kilometres • Fuel usage 300 litres/hour • Weight maximum 3350kg, payload 1100kg (including fuel) • Crew one pilot, one crewman and two Ambulance Officers or a Doctor and Nurse • Patients - one stretcher and two sitting • Equipment: o Single Pilot IFR Autopilot two person hoist. 270 FT cable length, 272 KG maximum load o Night Sun 30 million candle power o Auto pilot o GPS and satellite phone o Weather radar with both vertical and horizontal modes o Emergency Services Radios - UHF, VHF Hi & Lo, GRN o On Board Oxygen system Bell 412 There are two Bell 412 helicopters that include: • Speed 120 knots (220 km per hour). Range 300 nautical miles (550 km) Endurance - two and a half hours • Two Man Rescue Hoist (90 m cable) • Two fully accessible stretcher positions • Carry a crew of three plus two medical crew • Capable of carrying one neonatal units with parents and medical staff and crew • Operationally capable of carrying parents or relatives on most missions • On board oxygen 2 ‘D’ cylinders, with four outlets and one electric suction unit • Fully controlled medical lighting • 30 million candle power Nitesun Searchlight • GPS Navigation System • All UHF and VHF Ambulance and Police communications • Mobile telephone/satellite telephone • Emergency Beacon Homer • Equipped with night vision goggles (NVG) • Wire detection equipment • Aircraft proximity warning device