The new contract will see Babcock provide a full air ambulance service to the rescEU scheme, including aircraft maintenance, the provision of personnel and their training. The contract will use a new Cessna C680A Latitude aircraft, the same model that is already in use for Babcock’s existing fixed-wing air ambulance contract in Norway.
European air ambulance jet based in Norway
The new jet will be stationed at Babcock’s base in Tromsø. When the aircraft is not being used for missions across the EU, it will be deployed as part of the regular air ambulance fleet for Babcock Norway meaning preparedness in northern Norway and on Svalbard will be further strengthened.
Upon signing the contract, Øyvind Juell, CEO of our client, National Air Ambulance Services of Norway, stated that: “Having the same provider of air ambulance services throughout the country is beneficial for several reasons. Among other things, it provides a more robust access to crew in the event of illness and other absences. Babcock is a well-known ambulance aircraft supplier that we know provides high quality services and systems.”
In recent weeks, Norway also announced a new helicopter based in Tromsø, from which it can increase its search and rescue and helicopter emergency medical service capability.