Canada-based fixed- and rotary-wing air medical transport company Airmedic has started construction of its new hangar at Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) in Quebec.
This new hangar is part of the company's development plan and will increase its operational capacity and its service offering in airborne and helicopter medical transport.
Offices will also be set up at the location and barrack-type equipment will be introduced. This initiative will make it possible for Airmedic to respond to the increase in air and helicopter medical transport needs, with the building able to accommodate even more devices in the future.
Sophie Larochelle, CEO of Airmedic, said: “The Prime Minister's announcement of a helicopter medical transport programme during the election campaign and the desire to improve airborne support to remote communities will require the use of a rapid and adapted task force in the short term. Airmedic wants its infrastructure to adequately meet the needs of regional medical transport and collaborate with the public sector to optimise service.”
She added: “The expertise of the private sector is fundamental in the operationalisation of this programme.”
YQB president and CEO Stéphane Poirier, said: “We are proud that Airmedic has chosen Jean-Lesage International airport for the construction of its new hangar. The establishment of this innovative Quebec company on the airport grounds aligns perfectly with our strategic plan, which involves diversifying our activities and our revenues, in addition to strengthening the airport's role as a regional economic engine.”