Aero Jet International/Air Ambulance Professionals (AJI-AAP) has announced the establishment of a new base of operations at the Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) in Washington, US, operating from 1 July to the end of the summer season. The company said it would open the base with one Learjet 35A aircraft to meet the high demand of aeromedical transport requests in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska. Dawn Cerbone, AJI-AAP, marketing director, explained: “Alaska has been a successful part of vacation destination offerings for some time. Having a base in Seattle, Washington will allow us to extend our market presence into the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska while continuing to offer our clients and vacationers more affordable, efficient options.” Stuart Hayman, chief excecutive operator of the firm, added: “[This] is another example of our success with the re-capitalisation of the companies.” BFI becomes AJI-AAP’s third base of operations. A base in Florida (FXE) boasts five Learjet 35As, currently providing services to the western hemisphere; a second in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) serves the Caribbean Basin with a Cessna 402B. The recent addition of the seventh aircraft in Seattle makes AJI-AAP the largest dedicated fixed-wing air ambulance operator in the Americas, said the company.