When Every Moment Counts

Our long standing partnership with Rio Tinto means we can continue to provide essential healthcare to our patients across Western Australia, making every moment count.

The partnership has fostered growth and commitment to bringing the best healthcare to people when they need it most, wherever and whenever they need it. Since 2004, Rio Tinto have committed nearly $40 million to RFDS in Western Australia including the introduction of our two Rio Tinto PC-24 LifeFlight jets into our fleet with a third one on its way in 2022.

In 1928 RFDS founder Reverend John Flynn saw the potential of new technology, such as aviation and radio communications, to help people living in some of Australia’s most remote areas. When every minute in the air can mean the difference between life and death, the Rio Tinto LifeFlight jets have the potential to save countless lives.