St John Papua New Guinea Rescue Helicopter

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
St John Papua New Guinea Rescue Helicopter
English Title:
St John Papua New Guinea Rescue Helicopter
First Established:
ICAO Code:
Papua New Guinea


Narrative Summary

St John Papua New Guinea is a non-governmental organisation which is part of the international charity known as the Order of St John. The Papua New Guinea branch was first established in the 1960s. St John runs an ambulance service under an agreement with the Department of Health. Between 2007 and 2010, at least, St John PNG operated an emergency rescue helicopter. This now appears to have been withdrawn.

Key Dates

196? St John PNG established.
19?? Ambulance service launched
?? First helicopter delivered
20?? Helicopter withdrawn from use

Current Status

There is no mention of the helicopter on the current St John Papua New Guinea Ambulance service web page.

Future Plans

No plans known.


National Insignia

It is not clear what special markings the St John PNG helicopter carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Aircraft operating with St John PNG carry Papua New Guinea civil registrations, i.e. P2-xxx.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Bell 206 JetRanger 1 ?? ?? USA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

PO Box 6075, Boroko N.C.D, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Organisational Structure

No subordinate units.

Current Unit Assignments

No subordinate units.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The helciopter was presumably based at Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


None known.


To be added


St John Papua New Guinea
Facebook St John Ambulance Service PNG
St John Association of Papua New Guinea

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.


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