That's also the reason why we want to involve the very people who made it happen to name a new RFDS aircraft.

Voluntary contributions by Ergon customers through their quarterly accounts, together with payroll deductions by employees  to the Queensland Section of the RFDS  now totals $8 million. It's a magnificent achievement by more than 100,000 customer donations spanning almost 14 years.

Many of our customers live in regional and rural Queensland and value the vital services provided by the RFDS in remote and regional parts of our state.

The new Beechcraft will join the fleet in Mt Isa and the customer who suggests the chosen name will be a special guest at the official naming ceremony for the plane in Townsville in September.

The competition closes on 25 June 2014.