Great Western Air Ambulance confirms Filton as long-term home

Great Western Air Ambulance confirms Filton as long-term home

16-Sep-2011 Source: HeliHub.com

The British operator Great Western Air Ambulance Service has confirmed that it will remain at Filton, near Bristol, despite the sale of its current airfield home as it is no longer viable to owners BAE Systems.  The Chief Executive of BAE, Ian King, has told GWAA that they will ensure that its home will remain within the current airfield boundary – although not necessarily on its current site.  It looks likely that they will move, as dictated by the way that Filton is redeveloped.

John Christensen, the charity’s chief executive said: “This is really good news and we are grateful to Ian King for this reassurance. It’s now important to ensure any new base is suitable and affordable for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity”.

The air ambulance service operates in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.

Filton is most famous as the British test base for the supersonic airliner Concorde, since grounded following a fatal accident suffered by Air France.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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