Keeping trauma teams in the air
Charles Newitt, COO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, added: “Specialist Aviation Services has continued to deliver an excellent service in maintaining our aircraft and their expertise and support has been vital in keeping our advanced trauma teams in the air and safe on their missions.
“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship and delivering our life-saving service for the people of London.”
London’s Air Ambulance delivers rapid response and care to save lives in the city of London via helicopter or rapid response car. The charity is the only helicopter emergency service caring for the 10 million people that live, work and travel in London every day.
London’s Air Ambulance fly an advanced trauma team, made up of a doctor and a paramedic, to bring the hospital to the scene, delivering medical care normally only found in a hospital emergency department, in time critical, life-threatening situations.
Providing support for private and commercial helicopters
Specialist Aviation Services provide maintenance support for private and commercial rotary operators, including support for AW169, AW139 and MD902 helicopters. London’s Air Ambulance operates two MD902 Explorer helicopters. These aircraft are small, suitable for an urban environment; with no tail rotor, allowing the team to operate safely in an area as complicated as London.
Luke Farajallah, CEO of Specialist Aviation Services, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a three-year contract extension to serve London’s Air Ambulance. Nothing fills us with more pride than seeing the stunning red helicopters flying high above the London skyline on their life-saving missions.”