Children’s Air Ambulance

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

17-Feb-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

A Leicestershire girl has been crowned the winner of a nationwide competition to design an official mascot for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA). Last year, the national children’s charity launched a competition to find the perfect mascot for #TheCrew – their club for children and young people – and with over 500 entries from across... Read more

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

26-Jan-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has reached another milestone by transferring its 500th patient. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, the national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

14-Aug-2020Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has achieved another first in the UK by further improving specialist, lifesaving equipment on-board their aircraft to assist NHS specialist transport teams during flights. The national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

17-Mar-2020Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance – the first and only dedicated neonatal and paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country – has flown its 500th mission. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, it receives no government funding and relies totally on public donations to remain operational. Two helicopters fly out of... Read more

Luton Airport to provide free fuel to Children’s Air Ambulance

Luton Airport to provide free fuel to Children’s Air Ambulance

13-Sep-2019Source: The Air Ambulance Service

Harrods Aviation Ltd, a specialist private aviation operator at LLA, has agreed to waive all parking and handling costs for the Children’s Air Ambulance while London Luton Airport has agreed to supply fuel free of charge as well as offering to waive all landing fees The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity is an aero medical... Read more

Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

8-Jun-2018Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

Children’s Air Ambulance has become the first charity in the world to use spare processing power from PCs and laptops to help save the lives of babies and children. The national emergency transfer helicopter charity is using ethical cryptocurrency company Cudo Donate’s carbon-neutral software to raise funds by harnessing the unused power of computers. Supporters... Read more

EASA clears British AW169 air ambulances to fly

EASA clears British AW169 air ambulances to fly

11-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Four AW169 helicopters have so far been delivered from the factory in Italy to British operator Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), but none are yet in service.  With the medical interior completion by SAS, various aspects of the work have required STC approval from EASA, and while that part would always be expected to take some... Read more

UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

15-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) has recently confirmed the completion of its 25,000th mission, a massive achievement.  In reaching this total, it has three AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters and night support by road.  No figure has been released for how many of the 25,000 missions were by road, and how many by air. The landmark call... Read more

UK Childrens Air Ambulance to fly two AW169s

UK Childrens Air Ambulance to fly two AW169s

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are to add two AgustaWestland AW169s to their fleet, and both will be dedicated to their pediatric operation, known as The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).  One will be based in North and one in the South of England in order to provide a national... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

26-Oct-2015Source: UK fundraising

The Children’s Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to recruit regular donors to the charity using DRTV, its first use of TV. See Full Story... Read more

Charity Commission finds failings in the Air Ambulance Service

Charity Commission finds failings in the Air Ambulance Service

13-Aug-2015Source: Third Sector

The Charity Commission has concluded that there were serious governance failings at the Air Ambulance Charity after it ran a fundraising event that lost £111,000 and made a loan of £27,000 to its deputy chief executive. See Full Story... Read more

UK Government gives Children’s Air Ambulance £2M for second helicopter

UK Government gives Children’s Air Ambulance £2M for second helicopter

15-Jul-2015Source: TAAS

The Children’s Air Ambulance, part of Warwickshire-based charity The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), is delighted after the Chancellor announced during the budget that they will receive help to get a second helicopter off the ground. The charity is a national service that flies critically ill children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric intensive care units.... Read more

AAA backs local UK EMS operations, not a national Children’s Air Ambulance

AAA backs local UK EMS operations, not a national Children’s Air Ambulance

6-Feb-2013Source: AAA

Following last night’s [Monday 4th] broadcast off BBC1’s Inside Out investigation into the Children’s Air Ambulance operated by The Air Ambulance Service Ltd. The Association on behalf of its members wishes to reassure the public that their local air ambulances provide emergency and transfer services for children and babies. Members of the association can be... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reassures public of continued paediatric work

Devon Air Ambulance reassures public of continued paediatric work

6-Feb-2013Source: Devon Air Ambulance

On Monday 4 February, during the BBC South West ‘Inside Out’ programme, there was a feature about The Air Ambulance Service’s proposed Children’s Air Ambulance service. Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “We would like to take the opportunity to reassure the people of Devon that their local Air Ambulances can... Read more

UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

6-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Children’s Air Ambulance issued a press release last week, and after we scanned through it, we rejected it as it did not appear much of an aviation story.  On the face of it, the central theme was the appointment of a brand ambassador – a 54 year old music star whose success started to... Read more

UK – First rescue for the Children’s Air Ambulance

UK – First rescue for the Children’s Air Ambulance

6-Jan-2012Source: Children's Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance carried out its first rescue using its sister service Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA). At around midday WNAA was called to assist a one month old baby who had been taken with breathing difficulties to see a GP at Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital. The baby had subsequently stopped breathing and the helicopter... Read more

UK: Children’s Air Ambulance transfer service to fly in 2012

UK: Children’s Air Ambulance transfer service to fly in 2012

20-Dec-2011Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The Children’s Air Ambulance is delighted to announce to all our supporters that our dream of providing a national bespoke helicopter transfer service for seriously ill children is soon to be a reality. Nicola Howkins said: “This progress is really exciting news and thanks to a new partnership with the team behind the Warwickshire &... Read more

Convio brands Children’s Air Ambulance charity

Convio brands Children’s Air Ambulance charity

17-Dec-2011Source: Convio

Design consultancy Convio has completed a rebrand and website design project for charity The Children’s Air Ambulance. The Children’s Air Ambulance provides helicopter transfer sevice and life-saving treatment to critically ill children thorughout the UK. The rebranding is in line with the recent takeover of the charity by the umbrella organisation The Air Ambulance Service.... Read more

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