Ergon Energy is supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service and their lifesaving work through the installation of aircraft tracking equipment at 16 remote sites across Queensland.
Ergon has fitted antennas to its buildings at Aurukun, Barcaldine, Birdsville, Boulia, Burketown, Cunnamulla, Emerald, Georgetown, Hughenden, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Normanton, Richmond, St George, Thursday Island and Windorah.
The additional sites will boost the amount of information available to RFDS and assist with estimating arrival times.
Executive General Manager Distribution Paul Jordon said Ergon was pleased to be able to provide practical support to an organisation which gives hope to patients in the bush.
"We've seen first-hand the difference the Flying Doctor makes to people's lives and we're proud to play a role in the expansion of the SkyNet Initiative," Mr Jordon said.
RFDS State Operations Manager Charlton Campbell said it was grateful for Ergon's assistance with the project, which was designed to improve visibility of its fleet across Queensland.
"The installation project allows us to track all RFDS aircraft in real-time which means we can make more informed logistical decisions, especially when it comes to liaising with ground crews like Queensland Ambulance or other emergency service providers," Mr Campbell said.
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