Our story

Established to deliver high-end aviation capabilities.

StarFlight (StarFlight Australia and StarFlight Victoria) was started by two iconic Australian organisations, LifeFlight Australia and Linfox. StarFlight brings together the trusted experience, expertise and infrastructure of the LifeFlight group of companies and the unparalleled capability for logistic supply and support of the Linfox Group.

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LifeFlight Australia brings decades of experience in mission-critical aviation operations to the StarFlight Australia partnership, having completed over 68,000 critical rescue missions since 1979. LifeFlight Australia has 10 community helicopters, four Air Ambulance jets, 8 base facilities and access to 150 Critical Care Doctors.

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Linfox brings a deep understanding of aviation and airport operations, backed by their global logistics network, to the StarFlight Australia partnership. Linfox is Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics company with operations employing more than 24,000 people and spanning 12 countries.

Our team comprises some of the most qualified aviation and logistics professionals in the world including flight and medical crews, engineering and maintenance personnel, logistics specialists and program managers. Together we provide aviation services for emergency services, Defence and industry clients providing true value for money capability whilst also benefiting Australian communities.

StarFlight has delivered world-leading solutions to incredibly complex aviation requirements. Our strength is in our ability to solve a problem from the ground up. We work closely with clients to understand their requirement and deliverables; ensuring the selection of the most suitable aircraft type based on the requirements and operating environment; development of specialised mission system design, provision of specialist aviation and emergency services personnel, through to the construction of aircraft hangars and aircrew facilities - anywhere in the world.

100% Australian owned

We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated. We believe that critical aviation services - aeromedical retrieval, search and rescue, law enforcement and Defence, patient repatriation, crew training and emergency coordination - should be supported by Australian companies to help build the country’s sovereign capability.

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"We look for good people who are capable and passionate about what they do, and by creating StarFlight we have brought some of the best people in the aviation and logistics industries together. I’m proud of what we have achieved and I’m looking forward to seeing StarFlight continue growing as one of the most capable aviation services providers in Australia."

Lindsay Fox AC - Linfox Founder and Executive Chairman

"StarFlight was initially created to provide high-end aviation capability for Government and Defence Services customers, and we saw it as an opportunity to establish a true, niche sovereign capability in the Australian rotary and fixed wing sector. The capability delivered to Victoria Police Air Wing is world class and we’re looking forward to expanding this capability across other industry sectors in the coming years."

Dennis Richardson AC – Chairman, StarFlight Board

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LifeFlight brings decades of experience in safe, rapid response aviation operations to the StarFlight partnership. It is a world leader in integrated aeromedical retrieval, with its own dedicated fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, a 150-strong team of emergency medical specialists, flight crews, a world-leading communications, coordination and control centre, training academy and engineering and maintenance personnel.

Established as a single helicopter search and rescue charity in Queensland in 1979, LifeFlight now operates a fleet of international standard helicopters and jet Air Ambulances from 10 bases throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. LifeFlight crews have flown more than 68,000 critical rescue missions to help seriously ill and injured patients in need of urgent specialist medical care within a region of 53,000,000 km2. They provide lifesaving services to Governments and commercial industries and have been contracted for humanitarian services to the United Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LifeFlight also performs international air ambulance repatriation services, inter-hospital transfers, pilot training and air safety training for Defence forces. As a part of its integrated approach to aeromedical care, the LifeFlight Communications, Coordination and Control Centre provides a dedicated operations capability, responsible for all aircraft tasking, flight and medical operations and crew rostering. Coordinators managed 59,00 calls and more than 220,000 messages deploying aeromedical services in 2020-2021.

In November 2021, LifeFlight welcomed Queensland Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, as Patron. Her Excellency has long been an advocate of LifeFlight’s role in the Queensland aeromedical network, especially the organisation’s extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic when she was Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.

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Linfox is Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics company, employing more than 24,000 people in its operations across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The multinational team is responsible for delivering food, medicines and resources worth $60 billion a year across a network of 200 warehouses, for some of Australia’s largest organisations.

Similar to the LifeFlight story, Lindsay Fox started Linfox in Melbourne in 1956 with one truck delivering soft drinks and fuel. Today the Linfox Group of companies also operates Australia’s Avalon and Essendon Airports in Victoria which undertake more than 80,000 aircraft movements a year. Within these facilities Linfox manages 165,000 m2 of buildings and aerospace accommodation for more than 160 tenants.

Linfox brings to StarFlight safe, proven systems for successful logistics capability, global supply chain reliability and efficiencies, and extensive expertise in airport operations.

Linfox excels at high-level logistics solutions for all levels of government and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). As the largest provider of warehouse and distribution services to the ADF, Linfox deliver distribution services for sustainment and training operations, and develop and deploy an electronic warehouse management system to manage over 60 million items. Inventory security is paramount in the provision of logistics solutions to the Defence industry, with Linfox’s Government and Defence team providing the highest levels of inventory husbandry, layered with mandated security protocols.

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