Scottish Air Ambulance EC135 ferrying a sick patient from a remote island to a mainland hospital was forced to divert to an airport after the pilot spotted doctors having a barbecue near the helipad. (see full story)
Source: Bond Air Services, 17-Jan-13
Bond Air Services (Bond) is proud to announce that one of the two helicopter air ambulances it operates on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has reached 10,000 flying hours. The aircraft, a Eurocopter EC135T2i (registration G-SASA), reached this milestone transferring a maternity patient with abdominal pains from Cambeltown hospital to Crosshouse hospital in [...]
Source: The Courier, 16-Jan-13
Over the next five years, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) will receive an annual donation of £20,000 – helping it move closer to its ambitious £1.5 million target (see full story)
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-12
Scotland has previously been covered from the air by two Eurocopter EC135s, operated by Bond Air Services on contract to Gama Aviation who hold a contract with Scottish Ambulance Service. This is the only EMS operation in the UK funded by central government, and it is planned to upgrade from EC135 to EC145T2 in due [...]
Source: Evening Times, 29-Nov-11
The heliport will move from its current base at Stobcross Road over the River Clyde to Govan (see full story). The heliport is base to the local police and air ambulance EC135 helicopters, apart from others.
Source: Helihub.com, 15-Nov-10
On Saturday, a Eurocopter EC135T2+ appeared out of the Bond Air Services hangar carrying the titles of Northern Lighthouse Board “NLB” and the organisation’s logo on both the doors and the tail. NLB have previously been operating Bo105s for many years in support of Scotland’s lighthouses. As these maritime navigation beacons have been automated over [...]
Source: Daily Record, 28-Jun-10
Police leaders reacted with fury yesterday after a teenager who aimed a laser pen at a police helicopter escaped with a £500 fine. Call centre worker Anthony Boyle, 19, had been warned he faced jail for the potentially lethal stunt.
Source: Scotsman, 03-Mar-10
A pilot scheme in the West of Scotland has seen emergency medicine consultants being sent out on air missions with the Scottish Ambulance Service. It will now be rolled out across the whole of the country, costing about £2 million a year, after being deemed a huge success
Source: The Northern Scot, 13-Feb-10
The Queen, Prince William and Prime Minister Gordon Brown have all given their backing for a helipad in Elgin that could save lives.