RACQ supports Queenslanders on the road and in the air
After supporting the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network for more than 26 years, RACQ has taken on an additional role in 2020 as naming rights sponsor of the RACQ LifeFlight Air Ambulance Jets.
RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said extending the sponsorship to include the jets was a proud moment for the Club, made even more significant with news the fleet of RACQ Rescue Air Ambulance Jets would be bolstered to include a fourth aircraft.
“At RACQ, we’re committed to rescuing people throughout Queensland in their time of need,” Ms Smith said.
“We do it every day on the roadside and have been doing it in the skies around the State for more than a quarter of a century through our sponsorship of the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network.
“We’re proud to now be able to help Queenslanders in the skies nationally with the sponsorship of these four lifesaving jets.”
In good news for regional Queenslanders, Ms Smith said the newest aircraft would be based in Townsville.
“There has been one jet based in Townsville for more than a decade, and not only is this jet being replaced with a brand new Challenger aircraft, but a second Challenger will also now be based in the north,” she said.
“The fleet of jets and helicopters are all critical in getting regional Queenslanders the support they need, and never have they been more important than at this time.
“The RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network and RACQ LifeFlight Air Ambulance Jets have been tasked to assist more than 30 Queenslanders with confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus and the Jets remain on standby to help us through this pandemic.
“We want to thank the crew of doctors and the wider LifeFlight team for the work they do each and every day saving lives, and transporting vulnerable people to medical treatment.”