LifeFlight Engineering are to open a new maintenance facility at Archerfield Airport, servicing RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s iconic fleet of aeromedical aircraft.

The custom-built space will see the highly skilled engineering team move into a larger hangar complex, enabling LifeFlight Australia to double its current capacity for base maintenance activities. The facility is expected to be fully constructed by early 2024, under an agreement with Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC).

The Brisbane-based facility will be the center of LifeFlight’s engineering operations, working in tandem with onsite engineers strategically situated at every LifeFlight base across Queensland and interstate.

The Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) conducts all levels of maintenance on LifeFlight’s helicopters and Air Ambulance jets.

“This will be a significant improvement on the current engineering base, and we thank Archerfield Airport Corporation for making this new facility a reality,” General Manager Engineering and Maintenance Peter De Marzi said. “Our engineering team is an indispensable part of LifeFlight Australia operations, ensuring our critical aeromedical assets are operational when Queenslanders most need them.”

Work on the new base maintenance facility, located at the Western end of the airport, is expected to commence in July.