Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service
English Title:
Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

NTAMS History

Key Dates

1934 Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service (NTAMS) launched.
1937 Northern Territory Government purchases an aircraft for the service.
May 1940 NTAMS base moved to Darwin.
1943 Northern Territory Government takes over operation of NTAMS.
1 July 2010 NTAMS service outsourced to CareFlight.

Current Status

The service was closed down in 2010 and outsourced to Careflight.

Future Plans

Not applicable.


Special Markings

Early aircraft of the NTAMS were typically silver overall with a red Maltese Cross insignia on the fuselage sides or fin/rudder. Some aircraft had the cross marking on the wings as well. More recently, aircraft were white overall with a complex dark blue/white/red/light blue fuselage cheatline that widened to cover the rear fuselage, fin and rudder. NORTHERN TERRITORY AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE titles were carried on the upper fuselage.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

NTAMS aircraft carry civil registrations.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Several aircraft were lost or damaged in accidents.


Main Headquarters

NTAMS, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Organisational Structure

Not known.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

Historical Unit Assignments

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

The following air bases were used: Darwin, Gove, Katherine, Alice Springs.

More Information


None known.


To be added


NTG Department of Health – Aerial Medical Services
wikipedia: Clyde Fenton

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.


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