14-Aug-2014 Source: Babcock
Babcock announces that INAER Spain (INAER), part of Avincis, has been awarded a further four-year £5 million contract to provide helicopter transport for search and rescue operations and other civil defence missions by the local government of Cantabria, Spain.
INAER will operate a 24 hour service from Santander Airport using Bell 412 helicopter. The helicopters missions include sea and land search and rescue, the transport of injured or sick patients, firefighting support, surveillance and reconnaissance.
INAER has provided aerial emergency and civil defence services to the Cantabria Government since 1989. To date, the partnership has completed over 2,500 missions.
INAER has pioneered the use of air ambulances since 1986, when it launched Spain’s first medical helicopter. In 2013, the 27 medical helicopters operated by INAER completed almost 9,000 emergency medical missions throughout Spain and attended 7,486 patients. They also completed over 8,000 search and rescue flight hours, rescuing over 3,700 people.
About INAER (www.inaer.com)
INAER is Spain’s leading provider of aerial emergency services and aircraft maintenance, specialising in mission critical services such as medical emergencies, civil defence, firefighting, training and aircraft maintenance.
INAER is part of Avincis, a Babcock International Group plc company, one of the world’s leading providers of aerial mission critical services. Avincis’ operating companies operate a fleet of approximately 350 aircraft in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Ireland and the UK