The third Dauphin helicopter bought from Multiflight by the Great North Air Ambulance Service was officially handed over to the charity at Helitech 2011 today, Wednesday September 28th.
Multiflight Managing Director Steve Borrowdale made the official hand over to GNAAS Chief Executive Graham Pickering today at Helitech 2011, the largest dedicated helicopter event in Europe. The Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopter, now fully kitted out as a GNAAS helicopter, is part of a display of 40 helicopters at the three-day event held at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK.
This is the third Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopter that Multiflight has supplied to the GNAAS charity. The helicopter was sourced by Multiflight and refit with Multiflightâ€™s medical interior.
Earlier this year Multiflight was awarded a five-year contract to manage, crew and maintain the helicopters for the charity. Multiflight has managed, crewed and maintained the GNAAS helicopters since early 2010 and has already supplied the charity with two Dauphins.
At the official hand over today, Steve Borrowdale said: â€œMultiflight is delighted to be working in partnership with GNAAS: to have been awarded the new five-year contract and also to be the company chosen to continue managing, crewing and maintaining the aircraft that the charity has purchased through us. Itâ€™s a partnership that highlights the complete turnkey air ambulance solution that Multiflight provides.
GNAAS provides a very valuable service and Multiflight is pleased to be able to help and support the charity and the public it serves.â€
Graham Pickering said: â€œThe GNAAS is very pleased to take ownership of this third Dauphin helicopter from Multiflight. The charity has been very impressed with Multiflightâ€™s management, maintenance and team of helicopter pilots during the time we have been working with the company. We are looking forward to the next five years working with Multiflight.â€
Multiflightâ€™s stand and display of two Dauphin helicopters at Helitech 2011 has been attracting lots of interest. The GNAAS helicopter has been a particular draw for crowds.
For more details about the Great North Air Ambulance Service go to www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk