Australian regional carrier Rex announced that its subsidiary Pel-Air has taken delivery of the second of five Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft for the NSW Ambulance Air Ambulance service, commencing operations in January 2022. The first aircraft was delivered in November 2020. The King Air 350 aircraft, with serial number FM-92, has been registered as VH-AAS. The aircraft arrived at Shellharbour Airport, NSW after departing from the USA. The aircraft will undergo modifications locally as Pel-Air progresses its preparations for the start of operations at the Mascot base on 1 Jan 2022.
Pel-Air is one of Australia’s leading fixed-wing air ambulance providers, having already been the incumbent contractor for the Victoria state government for the past nine years. Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to 61 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator) and the two pilot academies, Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.