Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

20-Mar-2013 Source: HeliHub.com

Cornwall Air Ambulance, one of the early pioneers of EMS helicopters in the UK, will move away from Bond Air Services after working with them for 27 years. From December 2014, the charity will stop flying a red EC135 and move over to a pair of MD Explorers, operated for them by Medical Aviation Services.

In a deal signed on Monday but only announced today, MAS will provide two Explorers with full night capability. It will also be the first time they have flown two aircraft, providing cover for both periods of high demand and maintenance downtime.

The Cornishman website quotes Cornwall Air Ambulance’s Chief executive Paula Martin, saaying “The new aircraft will provide the crew and patients conveyed to hospital with increased cabin space. “In addition the helicopter can carry more weight and fly further than our current aircraft, all of which will help us improve our service delivery in the future.”

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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