The Westpac Rescue Helicopter
When our team receives a rescue call, our Westpac Rescue Helicopter team, including a pilot, crewman and Intensive Care paramedic, gather the necessary equipment for the job and swiftly get on board.
The helicopter is a Bolkow Kawasaki 117 (BK117). This model works well for emergency work as it’s robust, fast, versatile and provides good access for treating patients.
Because it’s a twin engine helicopter, our teams and patients also fly with added safety. Each engine is 850 horsepower.