RFDS aircraft and new station hub at remote airstrip

The new technology partnership with Activ8me is ensuring the RFDS remains at the forefront of innovation.

The RFDS operates over vast distances, harsh landscapes and in far from ideal conditions, which necessitates resilience, resourcefulness, innovation and a continual striving for excellence. The new partnership with Activ8me is promising to provide technology solutions for key issues the RFDS faces in its line of work in remote areas.

Activ8me will be installing NBN ground stations to remote airstrips frequented by the RFDS that were previously ‘black spots’. The ground station at Collarenebri is the first of a number of identified airstrips around the country that will benefit. These will serve as weather/navigational aids and provide WIFI, emergency phone access and external lighting for airstrips. This will reduce challenging landing conditions for RFDS pilots who previously had to rely on weather reports from hundreds of km’s away.

Learn more about the partnership and Activ8me here.