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Our Aircraft

Our Aircraft

Explore Our Aircraft at Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters: Learn about our fleet of life-saving helicopters.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter are Airbus – BK117-C1

They have rugged construction features, large rear clamshell doors, large cabin volume and multi-mission capabilities, designed to make quick work of the most difficult tasks. The responsive advanced hingeless rotor system, excellent visibility and compact external dimensions for easy navigation mean the BK117 can fly in and out of tight landing zones where other medium twin helicopters have difficulty.


2 x Turbine Engines.

Maximum Range

Range is approx. 250 nautical miles (150 minutes) then refuel and keep going.

Maximum Weight

Max weight is approx. 3,350kg.


1 x Pilot, 1 x Air Crew, 1 x Rescue Crew.

Maximum Seating Capacity


Typical Cruise Speed

Search/cruise 60knts | transit 130knts.

Rescue Hoist

2 person 600lb hoist.


Lifesaver 21 (Sydney) & Lifesaver 23 (Moruya).

Night Sun Search Light


Patient Stretcher Capacity


Radio/Navigation Equipment

VHF, UHF, HF, GRN, Phone, Sat Phone plus other aviation.