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Airservices Australia waives $2M in service fees for five not-for-profit aeromedical operators



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Airservices Australia waives $2M in service fees for five

not-for-profit aeromedical operators

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Media Release

13 July 2018

Airservices Australia has announced it will waive more than $2 million in annual service

charges for five not-for-profit aeromedical operators—Angel Flight, CareFlight, LifeFlight,

Little Wings and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack

praised the five operators for their work in providing essential services to those who live,

work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

“Aeromedical service providers operate across vast distances, harsh landscapes and in far

from ideal conditions. Access to these vital services can mean the difference between life

and death for people in remote parts of the country,” said Mr McCormack.

Airservices CEO Jason Harfield said the announcement was a further demonstration of the

organisation’s mandate to foster and promote civil aviation.

“Airservices is entrusted with, and committed to, fostering a collaborative environment in

which the aviation industry thrives. It’s why we place a critical importance on not being an

economic or operational impediment to industry growth,” Mr Harfield said.

“Given that these aeromedical operators rely on donations from individuals, organisations

and businesses to sustain their operations, we are pleased to offer this support,” he added.

Mr Harfield credited Airservices’ modernised operating model as being a key enabler of

today’s announcement.

“Whether it is through our investments that continue to safely and efficiently manage

growth, such as OneSKY, or through real reductions in our charges, we are delivering and

sharing the benefits of being a more sustainable customer-focused Airservices for all users

of Australian airspace,” he said.

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From left to right:

Richelle Koller, CEO Little Wings

Mick Frewen, CEO CareFlight

Jason Harfield, CEO Airservices Australia

Marjorie Pagani, CEO Angel Flight

The Hon Michael McCormack, Deputy PM and Minister for Infrastructure & Transport

Martin Laverty, CEO Royal Flying Doctor Service

Hon Robert Borbidge, Chairman LifeFlight

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