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Glasgow helipad has 692 landings in three years

Glasgow helipad has 692 landings in three years

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s helipad in Glasgow has seen 692 landings over the past three years. That’s an average of 230 landings every year from the Scottish Air Ambulance and Coastguard services. The average number of landings every week has also risen from three to four in comparison to when the helipad was two years old.   Between April 2017… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jun-18

Bond Air Services EC135 reaches 10,000 hours milestone

Bond Air Services EC135 reaches 10,000 hours milestone

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… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 17-Jan-13

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Gama Aviation adds details on retaining Scottish Air Ambulance contract

Gama Aviation adds details on retaining Scottish Air Ambulance contract

Gama Aviation Limited (Gama), part of the global Gama Group, announced today that the Scottish Ambulance Service has selected Gama to be its dedicated provider of Air Ambulance services for a further 7 years (2013 – 2020). Gama’s long association with the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Scotland which commenced in 1993 was today furthered… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 14-Jun-12

Bond builds new base at Inverness

Bond builds new base at Inverness

It has been announced that British operator Bond Air Services is building a new facility on Inverness Airport Business Park, and is expecting to open its doors in November.  It will then provide the base for two Eurocopter EC135s, one for the Scottish Ambulance Service, and the other for the Northern Lighthouse Board. The Scottish… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Sep-11

Highland B&B owner’s plea for mercy helipad in garden

Highland B&B owner’s plea for mercy helipad in garden

A bed-and-breakfast operator wants to build a helipad for the north’s lifeline air ambulances in her front garden.

Source: Press & Journal, 29-Dec-09