The Royal Flying Doctor Service will soon treat patients on advanced medical jets.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has taken delivery of the first of three new PC-24 medical jets in Western Australia.

One will be based at Perth's Jandakot Airport, another in Broome, and a third medical jet scheduled to arrive in Adelaide in February, which will service both South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The high-speed jets are set to cut travel times for patients in remote areas in half.

The new jets can also carry more, with a capacity of three stretchered patients and two medical teams, instead of the previous two stretchers and one medical team.

They are also the world’s first to feature a large cargo door and bespoke electric stretcher loading device for safe, easy loading and unloading of patients.

Developed specifically for the outback, the PC-24s can work with short runways and unpaved strips better than Australia’s single previous aeromedical jet, which will now be decommissioned after it reached its 10-year lifespan.

The WA jets will be in service in March.