|One out of five so called Nemo's at Brisbane Airport.|
The Brisbane-based Dornier aircraft is operated by AeroRescue Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Paspaley Group, which was awarded the contracts in a competitive tender process to provide the five aircraft for search and rescue services at strategic locations around the Australia. AeroRescue already has established aircraft at Darwin, Perth, Cairns, and Melbourne. The Brisbane-based aircraft now completes AMSA's fleet.
The twin turbine engine Dornier 328 is fitted with the latest technology including Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) camera system, satellite communications and direction finding equipment to detect and home in on emergency beacon transmissions and radio distress calls, and surface search radar. Life rafts and other emergency equipment can be deployed from the Dornier to people in emergencies. The Dornier is capable of operating at speeds in excess of 600 kilometres per hour, in all weather conditions and will be ready to respond to an emergency within 30 minutes.