Ambulance Tasmania

Operator Profile


Narrative Summary

In late 1997 the Government of Tasmania awarded the Royal Flying Doctor Service a contract to provide an aerial ambulance service in Tasmania, under the administration of Ambulance Tasmania. Beech King Air 200 VH-MSM was dedicated to this task. The contract with RFDS was renewed in 2004. In 2011 the RFDS won a new contract by undertaking to replace the existing aircraft with a new machine operating in Ambulance Tasmania colours.

Key Dates

1997 RFDS wins contract to provide aerial ambulance service in Tasmania.
2004 RFDS contract renewed.
2011 RFDS wins new contract.

Current Status

The Ambulance Tasmania aircraft is fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Special Markings

The Ambulance Tasmania aircraft flies in an overall white colour scheme with a broad yellow and red cheatline. AMBULANCE TASMANIA titles appear on the upper fuselage and AMBULANCE on the fin.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Ambulance Tasmania aircraft carries an Australian civil aircraft registration, i.e. King Air 200 VH-LTQ.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Beech King Air 200 2 1 0 Air Ambulance

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Beech King Air 200 2 1997 current contractor

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

Ambulance Tasmania State Headquarters, Lower Level, 12 Brisbane Street, Hobart TAS 7000.

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 Ambulance Tasmania aircraft is based at Launceston.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


None known.


None known.


Aeromedical and Medical Retrieval
RFDS Welcomes Ambulance Tasmania Decision

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