Plans Unveiled For New Aeromedical Facility At Brisbane Airport

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Artist’s impression of Queensland Regional Aeromedical Base (Photo credit: Brisbane Airport Corporation)

Brisbane Airport Corporation is planning to set up a $72-million aeromedical base to connect more Queenslanders to major hospitals and life-saving medical care. 


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With over 14,000-sqm space, the Queensland Regional Aeromedical Base will feature state-of-the-art hangars for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, an administration building, and basic medical facilities.

The new precinct will be built to help with Queensland’s capacity for regional patient transfers and donor transfers throughout the State. It will also house aircraft and resources for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, LifeFlight, and Queensland Health.

The aeromedical base will be located between the two parallel runways on the northern end of the airport, near the current RFDS base.

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Artist’s impression of proposed aeromedical facility (Photo credit: Brisbane Airport Corporation)

Gert-Jan de Graaff, BAC’s CEO, said the airport offered an unparalleled aeromedical address with the size and flexibility needed to deliver special purpose developments.

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“As the heart of the Queensland network for patient retrieval and medical transfers, the Queensland Regional Aeromedical Base at Brisbane Airport will enhance the network of aeromedical bases located throughout regional Queensland,” Mr de Graaff said.


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Throughout construction, the precinct will create an estimated 200 jobs, and the base itself will contribute $100 million per year to the Queensland economy.

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“A world-class development like this is not only a reflection of the strategic value of Brisbane Airport’s location and amenity, but also of our ability to deliver the best aeronautical connectivity and capacity thanks to our parallel runway system,” Mr de Graaff added.

BAC is working with the State Government, RFDS, and LifeFlight to finalise these plans before seeking approval from the Federal Government to proceed with the new facility.

Construction of the new combined aeromedical base at Brisbane Airport is expected to be complete by April 2023.