RFDS Medi-Jet 24: The ultimate flying intensive care unit

A game changer in aeromedical care, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24 slashes total mission time of long-haul/interstate evacuations and delivers three critically-ill patients the finest care in the air.

The RFDS Medi-Jet 24 packages the RFDS’ signature aeromedical interior and seamless patient loading system with the unparalleled performance and versatility of the state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet.

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The world’s first purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24 really is in a class of its own:

  • ICU capability for three stretchered patients – enhanced response to mass casualty incidents or natural disasters
  • Custom rear patient loading door – safer, quicker loading of patients and specialist medical equipment
  • Built-in patient stretcher-loader – optimum patient safety and reduced risk of injury to clinicians
  • Advanced bariatric solution – enhanced stretcher and stretcher-loader weight lifting capabilities
  • Right-engine Quiet Power Mode – constant electrical supply and cabin conditioning whilst standing on tarmac
  • Superior short-field take-off/landing – greater operational flexibility and access to regional aerodromes
  • Unpaved airfield capability – unmatched airfield access and mobility in remote parts of the country
  • Certified for single-pilot operation – unrivalled operational efficiency and payload carrying capability

Download the Capability Statement for the RFDS Medi-Jet 24.

Dirt landing on North Well Station

Watch video of the first 'dirt' landing of the RFDS Medi-Jet 24 on Australian soil, performed in outback South Australia during our pre-service pilot training program.

Contact us if you would like to check whether your sealed/unsealed airstrip can be registered for aeromedical jet operations within SA/NT.

An aeromedical jet with RFDS branding flies above brown, rocky outback landscape.

Watch video of the RFDS Medi-Jet 24's first 100 days of operational service.

Download the Capability Statement for the RFDS Medi-Jet 24.



1 Tower Road
Adelaide Airport SA 5950
Call (08) 8238 3333
Fax (08) 8238 3395


South Australia (Outback SA) – 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772)
Northern Territory
(Central Australia) – 1800 RFDS NT (1800 733 768)
Interstate Transfers
(Hospital to Hospital) – (08) 8648 9555


The $13 million purchase of the RFDS Medi-Jet 24 was funded solely by the generosity of the community – our bequestors, donors, volunteers and corporate and community partners – who support us on the ground to help keep our crews in the sky.