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IATA ICAO Callsign
CFH CareFight
Founded May 1986; 31 years ago (1986-05)
Commenced operations July 1986 (1986-07)
Hubs Darwin International Airport
Fleet size 12[1]
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales
Key people Andrew Refshauge

CareFlight is an aero-medical charity established in May 1986.[2][1] by a group of Australian doctors. CareFlight uses a variety of aircraft including aero-medical helicopters, jets and aeroplanes to bring injured and ill patients within Australia and overseas to emergency hospital care.


A CareFlight AW109 helicopter on take-off from Sydney Olympic Park

Former politician Dr. Andrew Refshauge has been the Chairman of CareFlight, since December 2007.[3]

CareFlight International Air Ambulance is an aero-medical retrieval and repatriation service which attends missions anywhere in the world. This operation was established in 1990, attending to around 300 missions per year. The revenue generated by CareFlight international Air Ambulance missions goes directly to supporting its charitable operations.

An AW139 is operated out of Darwin in the Northern Territory as an aeromedical helicopter under contract from Careflight.

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  1. ^ a b "CareFlight celebrates 30th anniversary by marking first flight". (Press release). Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "History". Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Board". Retrieved 29 July 2016. 

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