Babcock MCS España has retained the EMS contract for the Spanish province of Castilla-La Mancha for the next four years. The company will continue to provide two Airbus H135 and two H145 helicopters from bases at Albacete, Toledo, Ciudad Real and Cuenca.
Contract value is around 43 million euros. Two of the four aircraft included in the agreement are required to be available 24 hours a day, and a total of 1,600 flight hours per year is expected. The complete team is made up of 24 pilots and co-pilots, 10 mechanics, 23 doctors, 16 nurses and five meteorologists.
The Air Health Transport Service, through the Emergency, Emergency and Health Transport Management (GUETS) dependent on the Castilla-La Mancha Health Service (“Sescam”), was launched in October 2001. Since then, the Community Autónoma has entrusted Babcock Spain with medical air transport, thus building a relationship of trust and security of more than 20 years.