Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

1-Dec-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is driven by our mission to deliver exemplary time-critical care to patients. The demand for our enhanced and critical care service has grown significantly over the past few years; for example, in the last twelve months, we have seen a 33.9% increase in the total number of patients assisted by our teams... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

22-Nov-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives as they show their support for this year’s road safety campaign organised by Brake, the road safety charity. The campaign is running from Monday 15-21 November and Devon Air Ambulance will stand alongside Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as they urge drivers to take the necessary care and attention needed when driving.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports busy first half of 2021

Devon Air Ambulance reports busy first half of 2021

28-Jul-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

The charity assists 577 patients in the first six months of the year with Critical Care Cars deployed to around a quarter of missions. Between the 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, Devon Air Ambulance experienced an incredibly busy period with crews deployed to 930 incidents, serving 577 patients. Of these missions, 45.4% were... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

27-Jul-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is encouraging the public to download the free app, to help crews attend the precise location of patients in an emergency. From Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) will be taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere summer safety campaign to raise awareness of the free what3words app and... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

3-Jun-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance recognises that our world is facing a serious and urgent threat to climate change. The journey towards environmental sustainability is ongoing, but sadly it is not something which can be resolved instantly. Instead it is about making a meaningful commitment to addressing the reality of climate breakdown, by acting to radically reduce carbon emissions. The Declaration has been prepared by... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

26-May-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical technology thanks to a major donation from South West Water  South West Water (SWW) has over the years been a great supporter of Devon Air Ambulance and have proudly supported the charity with an annual donation of around £5,600. This regular financial support has enabled Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to maintain it’s vital life-saving... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

29-Mar-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

A new partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay which will help patients facing life-changing or life-threatening injuries and illnesses. These surveyed floodlit sites will enable Devon Air Ambulance to land in the heart of Torbay’s communities during the ‘hours of darkness’... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance to make redundancies as part of restructure

Devon Air Ambulance to make redundancies as part of restructure

9-Feb-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

At Devon Air Ambulance we are committed to maintaining the essential emergency service that the charity provides and 2020 was busier than ever. At the same time, we, along with many other charities, suffered a huge financial shortfall through the cancellation of hundreds of face-to-face fundraising events and the closures of our shops during lockdowns.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

21-Jan-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has revealed its mission statistics for 2020, which shows just how vital the response of the medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, even during a pandemic and continuing lockdown periods. Throughout the year the charity has been tasked to attend over 1500 incidents across Devon and were, on... Read more

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

23-Dec-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Innovation and collaboration truly do sit at the heart of what Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) does. The charity funded service was honoured to be co-recipient of a special ‘Covid-19 Response award’, at the recent Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards with Babcock Aviation Onshore, the UK’s leading provider of Air Ambulance operations support. The award... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

12-Nov-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

On Wednesday 11 November the new H145 helicopter was introduced into service and ready to bring emergency medical care to patients across Devon. As the hangar doors were rolled back, the Devon Air Ambulance crew readied the H145 for the first day of its lifesaving service. Although just like the start of a typical day... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

19-Oct-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

There has been a lot in the press recently about the danger of lasers, with aircraft often being the target. However, we would also like to highlight that it’s not just lasers that can be of danger to aircraft, after one of ours was targeted this week by a car, aggressively flashing its headlights. Rob... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

7-Oct-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

  Devon Air Ambulance is welcoming its socially-conscious supporters to get involved in a different way to fundraise. Many of us know how to have fun online and want to use our online activity, from livestreaming an event to competitive gaming, to raise funds for the causes we love. Devon Air Ambulance has now signed... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

17-Sep-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

This World Patient Safety Day Devon Air Ambulance celebrates exemplary service Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is proud to join with the World Health Organisation on 17 September, 2020 for the first World Patient Safety Day. The overall objective of the Day is to enhance the understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

7-Sep-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those... Read more

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

23-Jul-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Loud cheers went up around the Devon Air Ambulance airbase at Exeter airport last Thursday, as their new Airbus H145 helicopter flew down the runway and settled onto the helipad – it was the first time this new generation aircraft had landed in Devon. The new helicopter arrived at Exeter as part of a training... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance adds 150th community helipad

Devon Air Ambulance adds 150th community helipad

23-Jun-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes the 150th Community Landing Site into operation The launch of the Newton Ferrers community landing site earlier this week marked a significant milestone in the development of a County-wide network of sites which enable Devon Air Ambulance to reach patients ‘during the hours of darkness’. These floodlit surveyed landing sites enable... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance carrying freeze-dried plasma

11-Jun-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Thanks to our supporters, we can provide our patients with an additional life-saving treatment, not previously available in Devon, until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department: the administration of blood plasma. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance, explains: In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells which carry oxygen... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates a year of being an independent healthcare provider

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates a year of being an independent healthcare provider

19-May-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating a year of delivering its clinical service as an independent healthcare provider, a development that is helping patients across Devon. In the lead up to becoming successfully registered with the Care Quality Commission last April, Devon Air Ambulance established a new integrated Patient Services team which combined the core emergency... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

15-May-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is resuming air operations today after the successful implementation of several new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. This is great news for Devon and reflects a huge amount of work that has been carried out by our Helicopter Services and Patient... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

6-May-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is today resuming air operations after the successful introduction of several innovative new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide greater protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. A new separation screen has been installed between the front and rear sections of the aircraft, which partitions-off the pilot cockpit from the patient treatment/paramedic area. Our aircrew will also now be able to use newly designed throat microphones when... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance adds two Critical Care Cars

Devon Air Ambulance adds two Critical Care Cars

19-Feb-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2019 statistics

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2019 statistics

14-Feb-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Thanks to the support of the community, businesses and friends of Devon, in 2019 Devon’s Air Ambulances were able to assist 985 patients. Flying hours were also extended to 19 hours a day from its Exeter airbase, meaning emergency assistance was available up to 2am. The charity-funded service’s priorities have always been to put their... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

24-Sep-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance employs several former Armed Forces personnel. This isn’t only most of our pilots, but also veterans across roles such as facilities, retail, logistics and critical care paramedics. The service also employs reservists. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

14-Jun-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Safety is foremost in the thoughts of any organisation that works in the aviation world, and at the heart of it is the UK Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC meets six times a year in various locations across southern England. Captain Rob Mackie, Safety Manager for Devon Air Ambulance, has been attending these meetings for... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

30-Apr-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

From this week, Devon Air Ambulance can provide its patients with an additional life-saving treatment. This wasn’t previously available in Devon until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department; the administration of blood plasma. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance explains “In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

27-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

It’s been quite a month already for Devon’s Air Ambulances operationally, but this week sees the Trust celebrating a One Star accreditation, recognising very good levels of employee engagement and coming in at number 51 in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for. Martin Bell, Retail and People Development Director commented “This... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

20-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Last week saw Devon Air Ambulance reach yet another landmark, by attending it’s 27,000th mission. On 11 February the service was called to help a rural patient, in an agricultural location, who had suffered chest injuries, after being crushed by a cow. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “Due to patient confidentiality... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

12-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

This week Devon Air Ambulance have confirmed that 2018 was the busiest year in its 27 years of operation, having assisted 1,109 patients, an increase of 12% from the previous year.   Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “We knew we had been busier, and in fact have helped an additional 119 patients in... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

5-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Foxhole Community Association celebrates the opening of a community landing site to support Devon Air Ambulance’s night time missions, enabling them to help even more patients. We recently celebrated the establishment of the 100th Community Landing site in Devon. Across the county, communities are working hard to set up the pre-surveyed floodlit community landing sites... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

24-Jan-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

We are very pleased to announce another extension of the operational hours of the emergency service, which will now fly until 2 am every day of the week with immediate effect. DAA’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt, said: This landmark is another step towards our goal of eventually providing Devon with a 24-hour emergency Air Ambulance... Read more

Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

28-Sep-2018Source: Devon Air Ambulance

A night landing site for Devon Air Ambulance is now operational at Tetcott Village Hall. The open grass area by the Hall has recently had new lighting installed, which consists of a new lighting column and LED lights, and a remote switching system, so the lights can be activated by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

20-Aug-2018Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance prides itself on being a dynamic and forward-thinking charity, committed to providing the very best patient care and ensuring the service continues to grow and improve. The exciting next step in this development is just about to be taken, with the purchase of a new state of the art Airbus H145 helicopter,... Read more

HELP part-funds Devon Community Helipad

HELP part-funds Devon Community Helipad

17-Jan-2017Source: HELP Appeal

East Prawle will have a helipad for the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to use thanks to the HELP appeal and local fundraising. The Appeal donated £5,600 towards the East Prawle site, contributing to the £8,000 raised by the local community. This donation means that more of the money raised by the Prowl Fair, private donations and... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance expanding network of night-capable helipads

Devon Air Ambulance expanding network of night-capable helipads

1-Feb-2016Source: Exmouth Journal

Budleigh Salterton Town Council was asked to consider a site in the town for the emergency vehicles to land when it’s dark. See Full Story... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance helps launch Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew

Devon Air Ambulance helps launch Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew

13-Jan-2016Source: DAAT

A ground-breaking collaboration between Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and Plymouth University has resulted in a new Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew aimed at making them amongst the highest qualified in the profession. The first module on the MSc Pre-hospital Critical Care/Transport and Retrieval degree started in early September and over a three... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance gives new role to retiring 7,890 mission pilot

Devon Air Ambulance gives new role to retiring 7,890 mission pilot

30-Sep-2015Source: Devon

The helicopter pilot who has the longest service record and the most mission flights with a single Air Ambulance charity is to use his vast accumulation of knowledge and experience to become the Safety Manager at Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Captain Rob Mackie has flown with DAAT for 23 years recording an amazing 7890... Read more

Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

13-Aug-2015Source: DAAT

As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot. He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

24-Jul-2015Source: Devon Air Ambulance Trust

This week saw the end of an era for Devon’s Air Ambulances, with the final operational flight flown by Captain Rob Mackie, before he retires. One constant at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over its 23 years of operation is Rob, who has flown with the service since April 1993. He is thought to be the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Trust wins business award

Devon Air Ambulance Trust wins business award

8-Jul-2015Source: DAAT

Trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters across Devon are celebrating after Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) was named as the PWC West of England Business of the Year with a turnover of less than £30 million at a gala dinner at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol last night. DAAT was the first charity ever to be... Read more

UK – Derriford Hospital helipad officially opened

UK – Derriford Hospital helipad officially opened

8-Jun-2015Source: NHS

Derriford Hospital celebrated the official opening of our life-saving helipad, which took place today (Friday 5 June) with its first ever landing of a Search and Rescue helicopter. Special guests attended the event, along with key members of the hospital, ambulance and building staff to celebrate the great impact that the helipad will have on... Read more

New Derriford Helipad Will Help Save Lives in Cornwall

New Derriford Helipad Will Help Save Lives in Cornwall

24-Sep-2014Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

CORNWALL Air Ambulance says a new helipad to be built at Derriford Hospital will make a dramatic difference to Cornish patients. The hospital – the South West’s Major Trauma Centre – announced today that £1.7m of funding has been agreed for a purpose-built helipad, which will be in operation by Summer 2015. The announcement comes... Read more

UK – Helipad at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital unusuable at night

UK – Helipad at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital unusuable at night

16-May-2014Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is warning it may be unable to take critically ill patients to the region’s Major Trauma Centre in the hours of darkness unless major changes are made to the hospital’s infrastructure. The charity-funded emergency helicopter will be capable of flying in the dark from January 2015. However the charity is warning current... Read more

UK – New Exeter base for police and air ambulance helicopters

UK – New Exeter base for police and air ambulance helicopters

13-May-2014Source: D&CC

Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon Air Ambulance Trust have this week relocated helicopter operations to a new shared airbase at Exeter Airport. The two aircraft have been moved from the former site at Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, following the sale of land for development. The helicopters will be housed at a secure location at the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance awarded their own Air Operators Certificate

Devon Air Ambulance awarded their own Air Operators Certificate

9-Mar-2014Source: Devon Air Ambulance

This week Devon’s Air Ambulances are celebrating becoming truly independent and self-sufficient The Charity, through its operating arm Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited, has been awarded their own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), something the Charity have previously relied on other agencies to hold and operate on their behalf.... Read more

UK – Devon Air Ambulance takes delivery of Eurocopter EC135P2i

UK – Devon Air Ambulance takes delivery of Eurocopter EC135P2i

5-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter

Devon Air Ambulance has added a second Eurocopter EC135 to its helicopter fleet, enhancing the service provider’s own airlift capabilities and further fostering the market presence of this rotorcraft type in medical missions throughout the United Kingdom. The EC135 P2i version of Eurocopter’s twin-engine workhorse helicopter family was delivered by the Eurocopter UK subsidiary, and... Read more

Eurocopter UK provides emergency services demo at air tattoo

Eurocopter UK provides emergency services demo at air tattoo

18-Jul-2013Source: Eurocopter

The missions of Eurocopter helicopters will have a starring role in this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) air show, demonstrating the unique capability of its rotorcraft to provide vital police, ambulance, fire and rescue support through the interoperability of equipped UK emergency services. During the RIAT event at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds on... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance responds to 20,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance responds to 20,000th mission

15-Jul-2013Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Having recently completed their 20,000th mission, Devon’s two Air Ambulances have had yet another busy week. Last weekend for example the crews were called to 8 missions across the county, from Bideford to Salcombe, Newton Abbot to Wheddon Cross.  The incidents included falls from ladders, bikes and trees, a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle... Read more

UK – Better helipad needed at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, says MP

UK – Better helipad needed at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, says MP

15-Jun-2013Source: Scilly Today

MP Andrew George says he’s been told that the landing and helicopter service facilities are not up to standard.  see full story... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance releases free “Locate me” iPhone App

Devon Air Ambulance releases free “Locate me” iPhone App

28-Feb-2013Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Imagine being miles from anywhere on deepest Dartmoor when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a horrific accident. Now, thanks to the new Devon Air Ambulance Trust iPhone App, you can not only alert the authorities of your plight, but with the most accurate coordinates available, your chances of a speedy rescue are... 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

New EC135P2e arrives in UK for Devon Air Ambulance

New EC135P2e arrives in UK for Devon Air Ambulance

5-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A new arrival on the British aircraft register yesterday was a new Eurocopter EC135P2e for Devon Air Ambulance.  Serial 1080 has recently been completed at the Donauworth factory and is now registered as G-DAAN.  This normally signifies arrival in the UK, and the aircraft is currently registered to Eurocopter UK at Oxford,. who are doing... Read more

UK – Construction starts on Exeter operations unit for police and air ambulance

UK – Construction starts on Exeter operations unit for police and air ambulance

10-Oct-2012Source: Morgan Sindall

The Barnstaple office of Morgan Sindall has secured a £1.5 million contract to deliver new offices, welfare facilities and an aircraft hangar at Exeter Airport for Devon and Cornwall Police. The new two-storey office building will house the Air Operations Unit for Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon Air Ambulance Trust, both of which currently... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance on Sky1 from 8 July for 12 weeks

Devon Air Ambulance on Sky1 from 8 July for 12 weeks

5-Jul-2012Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Angela Griffin returns to Sky1 and Sky1 HD with the second series of the hit action-packed documentary series “Emergency with Angela Griffin”.  This time, however, the Devon Air Ambulance service features in seven out of the twelve episodes with Angela flying alongside the crew. Over 12 busy weeks, Angela spent many shifts with the Devon... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance launches personalised greetings card website

Devon Air Ambulance launches personalised greetings card website

7-Mar-2012Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to officially launch its very own online personalised greeting cards site. The site, which can be reached on www.daat.org enables supporters to buy greeting cards online, and have them sent to their home or to their chosen recipient at a cost of just £2.99 plus postage.  Of the £2.99,... Read more

Devon Police and Ambulance helicopters to move

Devon Police and Ambulance helicopters to move

8-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Devon and Cornwall Police, together with Devon Air Ambulance, are to move their joint base to Exeter Airport.  Currently based on the Police HQ at Middlemoor, only a couple of miles away, the change of location is expected to bring the Police a windfall of millions of pounds through the redevelopment of the current site.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance change engine supplier with new EC135 order

Devon Air Ambulance change engine supplier with new EC135 order

20-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Devon Air Ambulance “DAA”, which runs the EMS coverage in UK’s county of Devon, was one of the earliest to take to the air in the UK nad has been one of the most successful too.  DAA currently operate two EC135s, a 2003-build EC135T2 leased from Bond Air Services and a newer EC135T2+ which the... Read more

Rising fuel prices increasing the strain on air ambulances in Devon and Cornwall

Rising fuel prices increasing the strain on air ambulances in Devon and Cornwall

6-Mar-2011

Escalating oil prices are putting South West air ambulances under increasing pressure and could cost lives as aviation fuel costs hit the half-million pound mark for the first time.  Both operators fly the EC135, with Cornwall having one and Devon two.... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance rescued by Banco Santander?

London’s Air Ambulance rescued by Banco Santander?

8-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

London’s Air Ambulance (“LAA”) has announced that it has secured financing on its MD Explorer helicopter for the next seven years.  The deal, financed through Santander Corporate Banking, and with the support of Virgin Group, will enable the Charity to concentrate its efforts on continuing to develop its service.  It has also appointed Banco Santander... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000 missions

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000 missions

25-May-2010Source: BBC

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating flying its 16,000th mission across the county. The rescue helicopter was called to Broadwoodkelly at about 1120 BST on Saturday to rescue a lady who had fallen and required hospital treatment.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Trust officially opens Steve Ford Airbase

Devon Air Ambulance Trust officially opens Steve Ford Airbase

26-Jan-2010Source: Devon Air Ambulance

The new Devon Air Ambulance Trust ‘Steve Ford’ Airbase at Eaglescott Airfield, Umberleigh opens its hangar doors for the first time on Thursday 21st January, when it will be officially opened by BBC Radio Devon presenter Judi Spiers.  Judi will be joined by the family of pilot Steve Ford, who the base is named after. ... Read more

UK EMS operator issues warning about Children’s Air Ambulance Trust relaunch

UK EMS operator issues warning about Children’s Air Ambulance Trust relaunch

9-Dec-2009Source: Express & Echo

Helena Holt, the chief executive of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust has hit out at the  Children’s Air Ambulance  Trust, disputing many of its  claims and its financial capabilities.... Read more

North Devon air ambulance base is taking shape

North Devon air ambulance base is taking shape

5-Nov-2009Source: Devon 24

DEVON Air Ambulance will soon have a purpose-built second airbase at Eaglescott Airfield in North Devon.  Having worked from a portable building for the past four years, the crew are looking forward to spending the remainder of the winter in their new warm and dry base, due for completion around Christmas.... Read more

999 – Emergency Day for Devon Air Ambulance

999 – Emergency Day for Devon Air Ambulance

8-Sep-2009Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Heléna Holt, chief executive of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “We realised at the beginning of the year that this special date was one that it was important to keep in our diary”.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

4-Mar-2009Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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