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Rio Tinto to buy Western Australia’s third RFDS Jet

Mining News - Published on Tue, 25 Feb 2020

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A new state-of-the-art jet is set to join the Western Australian aeromedical fleet of the Royal Flying Doctor Service following a further AUD 15 million investment by Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto is pledging the funds as part of a six-year partnership extension with the RFDS, delivering on the company’s longstanding commitment to improving healthcare for regional West Australian communities. Due to arrive in 2022, the third Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet will further boost patient response times and continue to revolutionise the iconic aeromedical charity which has become a world leader in its field through its jet capability.

The first two Rio Tinto LifeFlight jets have been in service for a year, helping more than 1,000 patients across more than 1.2 million kilometres. Rio Tinto provided $10 million towards their purchase.

Since forming an alliance with the RFDS in 2004, Rio Tinto has contributed AUD 37.5 million to the organisation.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 25 Feb 2020
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