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EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

17-Aug-2021Source: EAAA

EAAA has revealed that July was the charity’s busiest month on record in over four years and EAAA’s busiest ever July. The air ambulance charity, which has two teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, was tasked 266 times across the region in July. This was 38 times more than in June, where the charity... Read more

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance

27-Jul-2021Source: EAAA

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance mission – how charities and hospitals in East Anglia are working together to save lives   East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now permanently able to deliver blood transfusions as a core part of its life-saving service. Following an urgent fundraising appeal made by EAAA in... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

30-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

On Wednesday 30 June, a landmark moment for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and the provision of emergency critical care in the region, as the charity starts flying 24/7 for the very first time. The gap between 1:30 am and 7am where there has been no helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) coverage in the region will now... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

7-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 listings and 14th... Read more

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

13-May-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock and the life-saving charity East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have announced a significant new seven-year contract to keep the helicopter emergency medical service flying high and saving lives into the next decade. The contract will see Babcock providing exclusive aviation support including advanced helicopters, ground support, engineering and pilots and includes the imminent introduction... Read more

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

7-May-2021Source: EAAA

Life-saving crews from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have moved into their new Norwich headquarters, ahead of planned 24/7 operations later this summer. The charity, which has been operating from temporary accommodation for over a year, launched its mission to deliver a 24/7 air ambulance service in the East of England back in 2019. This... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

22-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has strengthened its operation at Cambridge City Airport with the construction of a new hangar for its Airbus H145 helicopter. The new helicopter hangar for the Anglia Two aircraft is next to the charity’s operational base and will mean that the aircraft no longer needs to be towed across the... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

8-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced that its CEO, Patrick Peal, will be retiring from the charity in June after seven years in the role. EAAA’s Director of Operations Matthew Jones has been appointed as Patrick’s successor and will take the reins at the end of June. Patrick played an integral part in setting... Read more

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

26-Mar-2021Source: EAAA

We’re excited to announce a brand new charity partnership in Bedfordshire. Staff at London Luton Airport have chosen to support EAAA over the next three years, alongside Luton Foodbank. As well as fundraising support, we will also benefit from free refuelling and waived landing fees as and when one of our helicopters needs to land at the airport.... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

15-Mar-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now using an innovative handheld ultrasound device, the Butterfly iQTM, on every mission following a successful trial, meaning scans can be done mid-air and information quickly relayed to emergency teams on standby, speeding up treatments. The smartphone-connected, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) device can look deep within internal organs for signs of... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

7-Dec-2020Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

On 24 November East Anglian Air Ambulance was awarded Employer of the Year in the Norfolk Business Awards. Sarah Atkins, Head of HR, said: “After a truly challenging year for everyone, EAAA was truly delighted to be recognised by this award for the way we reacted to the pandemic and focused on the wellbeing of... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

10-Sep-2020Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,... Read more

COVID-19 – EAAA adapt operation to transfer COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 – EAAA adapt operation to transfer COVID-19 patients

20-Apr-2020Source: Air Methods

As hospitals in the region reach capacity treating Covid-19 patients, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be doing more to support the NHS by providing critical care transfer teams to assist the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) in moving Covid-19 patients between hospitals. The air ambulance doctor and critical care paramedic teams have... Read more

East Anglia Air Ambulance to extend Norwich head office

East Anglia Air Ambulance to extend Norwich head office

13-Aug-2019Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance

As plans progress to develop a 24/7 service, it has become increasingly obvious that we need to update our current head office at Norwich Airport. Following 12 months of discussions, meetings and input from staff, crew, trustees and visitors, we will be giving our beloved Hangar E at Gambling Close an upgrade – extending, renovating... Read more

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

28-Jan-2019Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

14-Jan-2019Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

This week East Anglian Air Ambulance have attended their 25,000th mission. While difficult to celebrate because it means a patient has needed our care, we are delighted to reach this milestone figure, which highlights the vital need for our service. East Anglian Air Ambulance is a helicopter emergency medical service provider for the people of... Read more

EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

6-Sep-2018Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has today publically launched our new First Aid Training Programme. Our mission is simple, we want to save more lives and minimise the impact of trauma and medical emergencies in the future by forming the chain of survival and delivering first aid training to workplaces and community organisations across East... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance founder wins lifetime achievement award

East Anglian Air Ambulance founder wins lifetime achievement award

27-Nov-2017Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

One of East Anglian Air Ambulance’s (EAAA’s) founding members and aviation consultant, Gerry Hermer, received the Eric Brown Award at the British Helicopter Association (BHA) annual dinner this month. Gerry’s drive and passion were behind the establishment of the air ambulance in East Anglia, and in the early years of EAAA his company Sterling Aviation... Read more

Five EAAA nominees shortlisted for awards

Five EAAA nominees shortlisted for awards

6-Nov-2017Source: EAAA

We are delighted to announce that five people nominated by EAAA for the 2017 Association of Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence have been shortlisted. Zac Augarde, a young supporter of EAAA who was diagnosed with autism when he was three, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Young Person Award. At the age of six, Zac... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Board of Trustees member

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Board of Trustees member

26-Apr-2017Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Holden to the Board of Trustees. Roger was appointed at the Trustee’s annual meeting held at Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, near Norwich, on 13 December 2016. Roger is the managing partner of Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers, where he has worked for over... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance sells Ferrari for £530,000

East Anglian Air Ambulance sells Ferrari for £530,000

25-Apr-2017Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The Nembo Spider Ferrari left to East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) by local businessman Richard Allen was sold today, 29 March, at auction for £530,000 by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Racing driver and motor enthusiast Richard Allen who passed away on November 26th 2016 could clearly remember the helicopter of EAAA... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance says goodbye to one of its founding members

East Anglian Air Ambulance says goodbye to one of its founding members

24-Apr-2017Source: East Anglian Air AmbulanceX

Gerry Hermer, one of East Anglian Air Ambulance’s (EAAA) founding members, and in recent years the aviation consultant for EAAA, today retires from his role. Gerry has won many awards in his career including an Air Force Cross for his courageous rescue mission whilst he was in the Royal Air Force. He plans to travel... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoint new trustee

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoint new trustee

10-Apr-2017Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Holden to the Board of Trustees. Roger was appointed at the Trustee’s annual meeting held at Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, near Norwich, on 13 December 2016. Roger is the managing partner of Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers, where he has worked for over... Read more

Prince William to Resign from East Anglian Air Ambulance

Prince William to Resign from East Anglian Air Ambulance

16-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Prince William will reportedly resign from his role as an air ambulance pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance in order to take on more “royal duties.” His contract was supposed to end in March, but apparently he has extended it before his family moves to London. The family is relocating while they look for schools... Read more

EAAA hits 20,000 mission milestone

EAAA hits 20,000 mission milestone

9-Jan-2017Source: EAAA

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) flew its 20,000th mission and it almost went by without being noticed. The mission took place on Tuesday 29 November 2016, in Saffron Walden, Essex at 10:57pm. The incident was a road traffic collision and in attendance were Doctor Marcel Rigaud, Critical-Care Paramedic Gary Spitzer with pilots Captain Gavin Blake... Read more

Ferrari Donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance

Ferrari Donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance

20-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

East Anglia Air Ambulance is the recipient of a rare Ferrari donation. They will sell the car at the Imperial War Museum on March 29 2017 in Duxford. It will be part of the H&H Classics sales, which consists of historic motorcycles and cars. EAAA hopes to use the proceeds from the sale to fund... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints four Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine consultants

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints four Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine consultants

16-Aug-2016Source: EAAA

These consultants are committed to working a day a week for the Charity, but will also spend time overseeing EAAA’s governance. This will involve developing the Charity’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), equipment, future direction, training, and of course, will provide on-call consultant advice. The four permanent consultants are, Dr Pam Chrispin and Dr Jeremy Mauger,... Read more

Queen opens East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge

Queen opens East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge

14-Jul-2016Source: EAAA

Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh visited the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). During the visit, Her Majesty opened the Charity’s new operating base, the Egerton-Smith Centre, which is sited at Cambridge Airport. The Royal party arrived at 11:20 am and were met by the Lord Lieutenant Sir Hugh Duberly and... Read more

New chairman at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New chairman at East Anglian Air Ambulance

23-Feb-2016Source: Bury Free Press

TThe East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced Major General Sir William Cubitt as its new chairman. See Full Story... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance marks 15 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance marks 15 years

10-Dec-2015Source: KL.FM 96.7

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is celebrating it’s 15th birthday.See full story.... Read more

Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

10-Dec-2015Source: Myhighplains

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport extends Bell Helicopter’s lease for three more years with an option to renews that five more times in the future.See full story.... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance to upgrade Cambridge base

East Anglian Air Ambulance to upgrade Cambridge base

18-Sep-2015Source: Cambridge News

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is getting a brand new base at Cambridge airport – which will mean better facilities for the crew and more space for training. See Full Story... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 15 years of saving lives

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 15 years of saving lives

20-May-2015Source: ELY Standard

Since then there have been seven helicopters and 16,000 missions across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Befordshire for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). See Full Story... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates arrival of their H145T2

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates arrival of their H145T2

24-Apr-2015Source: EAAA

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) celebrates the arrival of its latest helicopter, the H145 with grateful thanks to the people of East Anglia whose incredible support makes this possible.  Our new aircraft has begun  service operation as Anglia Two based at Cambridge Airport and is the first of its kind to go into service in... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance launches new helicopter

East Anglian Air Ambulance launches new helicopter

23-Apr-2015Source: Eastern Daily Press

The new aircraft has begun service operation as Anglia Two based at Cambridge Airport and is the first of its kind to go into service in England. See Full Story... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts fundraising for second H145

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts fundraising for second H145

19-Mar-2015Source: EAAA

Chancellor George Osborne announced in today’s Budget that the East Anglian Air Ambulance is to receive a grant of 1.7 million from the LIBOR Fines Fund. The Chancellor’s announcement follows his pledge in December 2014 that all proceeds from Libor fines would be spent during this parliament on military and blue light causes. This is... Read more

UK’s third EC145T2 lands with Bond Air Services

UK’s third EC145T2 lands with Bond Air Services

17-Mar-2015Source: Bond Air Services

The third H145 (formerly EC145T2) to arrive in the UK was delivered to Bond Air Services last week, joining the only other two aircraft of this type in the country, which are both already at the company’s Staverton headquarters. [Editor note – the aircraft was delivered on a German test registration D-HCBW on Wednesday 11th... Read more

Gerry Hermer Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerry Hermer Lifetime Achievement Award

1-Dec-2014Source: EAAA

Gerry Hermer is a much loved and respected colleague, working with East Anglian Air Ambulance. Following a distinguished career in the RAF as a Search & Rescue pilot, during which he was awarded the Air Force Cross, Gerry Hermer left the forces and started up two successful aviation businesses based in Norwich, Norfolk – including... Read more

Bond takes delivery of first EC145T2 in UK

Bond takes delivery of first EC145T2 in UK

18-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Late last week, Bond Air Services took delivery of the first EC145T2 in the UK – serial 20012 – arriving by air on a German test registration D-HADM.  This helicopter has since been registered with the UK CAA as G-HEMC and would be ordinarily expected to go through various certification and paperwork exercises before commencing... Read more

National recognition for East Anglian Air Ambulance

National recognition for East Anglian Air Ambulance

21-Oct-2014Source: Bedford Today

East Anglian Air Ambulance, which has bases at Cambridge and Norwich Airports respectively, scooped the Rescue Services Charity of the Year award following a year of unprecedented success. See Full Story... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

29-Sep-2014Source: EAAA

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) welcomes recent discussions on the treatment of cardiac arrest patients, published in the British Medical Journal this week. The article supports the need for immediate, good quality, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced medical intervention at the scene, in order to give the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac... Read more

Duke of Cambridge to join EAAA as a pilot

Duke of Cambridge to join EAAA as a pilot

8-Aug-2014Source: EAAA

East Anglian Air Ambulance is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Cambridge will join the charity as a helicopter pilot in spring 2015. He will join our highly skilled team of pilots and clinicians who ensure that we provide the highest standard of pre hospital emergency medicine to the scene of  accidents and medical... Read more

EAAA Appoints New Medical Director

EAAA Appoints New Medical Director

13-May-2014Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has appointed its first Medical Director with Mr Alastair Wilson joining to lead the clinical team, working alongside Brig. Professor Tim Hodgetts who has responsibility for Clinical Quality and Development. Mr Wilson has an impressive background in Accident and Emergency medicine and in the delivery of emergency medical care by... Read more

EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

14-Mar-2014Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has passed its most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which confirms that everyone helped by the Charity receives care of the highest quality. The EAAA, which provides the air ambulance service across Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, operates from bases at Cambridge and Norwich.  It has... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance to host clinical conference in May

East Anglian Air Ambulance to host clinical conference in May

3-Mar-2014Source: EAAA

The East Anglian Air Ambulance will be hosting a clinical conference on Wednesday 14th May 2014. The conference aims to advance and promote pre-hospital care through debate and interactive case studies. The conference will also examine the experience and knowledge gained from attending night-time HEMS missions. The EAAA is delighted and privileged to have two eminent... Read more

New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

15-Oct-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

A life saving charity has appointed a new Director of Fundraising following its recent development in operations. The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has welcomed Melanie Nightingale to the role now that fundraising targets have increased following the Charity’s recent development in to night flying. On appointment Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said: “Now... Read more

New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

15-Oct-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

A highly respected member of the NHS has joined a life saving charity to shape the development of the organisation now it has embarked on a new chapter in its history. Lorna Garner joins the East Anglian Air Ambulance as Director of Corporate Services shortly after it began completing missions at night, becoming the first... Read more

New lit helipad opens at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

New lit helipad opens at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

15-Oct-2013Source: Evening News 24

The helipad has been officially opened at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which means patients will be able to receive treatment whether they become sick or injured during the day or night.  See full story... Read more

Trakkabeam A800 searchlight chosen for first UK night EMS operations

Trakkabeam A800 searchlight chosen for first UK night EMS operations

25-Jul-2013Source: Trakka Corp

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been successfully installed and operated on the first UK Air Ambulance cleared for full night operations. The aircraft installation from Bond Air Services for the East Anglian Air Ambulance EC135 aircraft marks a first for UK HEMS operations.  The Trakkabeam searchlight’s primary... Read more

Russian Helicopters, Frasca, Spidertracks, EAAA confirmed for Helitech

Russian Helicopters, Frasca, Spidertracks, EAAA confirmed for Helitech

11-Jul-2013Source: Helitech International

Russian Helicopters has confirmed its presence at Helitech International 2013 alongside other headline manufacturers which include, but are not limited to; AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter and Sikorsky. This impressive roll call of exhibitors reflects the show’s position as the pre-eminent international, dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe and is set to make 2013 the most successful... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance founder awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday honours list

East Anglian Air Ambulance founder awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday honours list

17-Jun-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is delighted with today’s news that our Chairman Mr Andrew Egerton-Smith has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Andrew has been a driving force in the development, progress and innovation of the East Anglian Air Ambulance since its formation in 2000.  It is his determination to provide an... Read more

UK – East Anglian Air Ambulance to feature in BBC documentary

UK – East Anglian Air Ambulance to feature in BBC documentary

13-Jun-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

A series of programmes filmed in the regional major trauma centre (MTC) at Addenbrooke’s hospital, begins on BBC 1 on 13 June. The series follows the complete journey of people who have suffered life threatening injuries, from the accident scene, through emergency treatment to recovery. Film crews were embedded in emergency teams including air ambulances,... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance begins first UK night EMS missions

East Anglian Air Ambulance begins first UK night EMS missions

28-May-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

More lives will be saved across the eastern region now that a dedicated air ambulance has made history and been granted permission to fly helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) missions at night. Following 18 months of demanding hard work from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and its aircraft operator Bond Air Services, the Charity... Read more

EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

3-May-2013Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has passed its most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which confirms that everyone helped by the Charity receives care of the highest quality. The EAAA, which provides the air ambulance service across Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, operates from bases at Cambridge and Norwich.  It has... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance take delivery of new EC135T2e

East Anglian Air Ambulance take delivery of new EC135T2e

19-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Bond Air Services have delivered Eurocopter EC135T2e G-HEMN to East Anglian Air Ambulance on Monday 17th September.  The helicopter is  fully night-compatible for the time when EAAA commence NVG operations as planned – reportedly in December assuming training and approvals are in place by then. EAAA commenced operations hurriedly with Bond in February 2011 after... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance have Bell 429 demo

East Anglian Air Ambulance have Bell 429 demo

30-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Last Thursday 26th July, East Anglian Air Ambulance had some demo flights with the Bell 429 demonstrator aircraft which was in the UK for the recent Farnborough airshow.  Registered C-FTNB, the helicopter did a number of flights from EAAA’s operational base at Norwich Airport. The same helicopter was also noted on 18th July at North... Read more

Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

30-Mar-2012Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

People living and working in the East of England will again benefit from a unique partnership between the region’s two Air Ambulance Charities this summer. Under the agreement, trialled successfully in 2011, the Charities will collaborate with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to extend their service to cover the longer summer... Read more

Two UK EMS charities collaborate to extend summer hours

Two UK EMS charities collaborate to extend summer hours

29-Jan-2012Source: EAAA

A unique collaboration between the East of England’s two Air Ambulance Charities, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) to provide an extended service during the longer summer days has been shown to be successful with an additional 75 missions flown by the charities’ helicopters during the period. Our... Read more

Bond win seven year East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Bond win seven year East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

3-Nov-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has awarded a contract to aviation company Bond Air Services for two new aircraft which will provide the region with the most advanced air ambulance fleet in the UK. Both aircraft will also, for the first time, be capable of night flying, bringing the prospect that the life-saving air ambulance... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance to fly EC135 from Bond Air Services

East Anglian Air Ambulance to fly EC135 from Bond Air Services

8-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

East Anglian Air Ambulance “EAAA” have had a rough time in recent months, starting with their previous vendor Sterling Helicopters losing their operating certificate after internal procedural irregularities (see story).  Sterling owned and operated the two Eurocopter BK117s that EAAA used, and thus the air ambulancd charity without a ride.  Within a couple of weeks,... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

7-Jun-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

A new Chief Executive has been appointed to lead one of the region’s largest and most vital charities. Tim Page joins the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) having most recently worked for charities in London and Birmingham. He arrives with a wealth of knowledge and experience of leading successful teams and has ambitions to make... Read more

Neighbouring UK EMS operators match extended hours for summer

Neighbouring UK EMS operators match extended hours for summer

16-Apr-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

People living and working in the East of England will soon benefit from an extended daylight hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) thanks to the operational partnership of two air ambulance charities based in the East. The move to cover the extended daylight hours during the summer months will see the East of England Ambulance... Read more

Cambridge Airport opens operations centre for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Cambridge Airport opens operations centre for East Anglian Air Ambulance

12-Apr-2011Source: Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport will be bolstering the full time presence of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service when a new, dedicated operations centre is officially opened on 19 April 2011.  The “Archie Morson Centre” has been equipped and decorated courtesy of The Marshall Group, and will be at the heart of all EAAA operations in... Read more

UK: Longmint Aviation on brink of collapse

UK: Longmint Aviation on brink of collapse

7-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Britain’s Longmint Aviation, a group of 5 operators, appears to be very close to ceasing trading.  Longmint includes the following operators Sterling Helicopters – at Norwich Alan Mann Helicopters – at Fairoaks Fast Helicopters – at Shoreham and Thruxton Total Air Management Services – previously at Sheffield and staff redeployed to Sterling/Fast Skydrift – a... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance terminates its contract with Sterling Helicopters

East Anglian Air Ambulance terminates its contract with Sterling Helicopters

8-Mar-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) can confirm it has terminated its contract with Sterling Aviation with immediate effect. The charity will continue to operate two helicopters across the four counties it serves and these will be provided by Bond Air Services on an interim basis until a new contract has been awarded. Steve Whitby,... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance launches donate-by-text service

East Anglian Air Ambulance launches donate-by-text service

3-Mar-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

Supporters of one of the region’s largest charities now have a new way to help save lives across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The East Anglian Air Ambulance has launched a text-to-donate number making it simple for people to donate just a small amount of money to the charity wherever they are. Supporters can now... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

21-Feb-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The NHS Ambulance Trust has praised the ‘remarkable speed’ in which the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) solved a potentially difficult air operations issue this weekend. Late on Friday afternoon the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Norwich-based firm Sterling Aviation due to procedural issues. This meant the two... Read more

Sterling Helicopters “operational issues” temporarily ground East Anglian Air Ambulance

Sterling Helicopters “operational issues” temporarily ground East Anglian Air Ambulance

20-Feb-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has activated a contingency plan due to operational issues with the current supplier of its aircraft, Sterling Aviation. Sterling is temporarily unable to provide the EAAA with an air ambulance service, so, as an interim measure the charity will continue to operate using alternative aircraft from a different supplier, Bond... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance says future is assured

East Anglian Air Ambulance says future is assured

14-Dec-2010Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

In response to media coverage suggesting that there may be no air ambulance service in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire by Christmas, the East Anglian Air Ambulance has moved to reassure the public that its enhanced service has in fact now been launched and will be ready to help those caught up in medical emergencies and accidents... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance moves second base from Wyton to Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance moves second base from Wyton to Cambridge

8-Dec-2010Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has moved its Western operational base to Cambridge Airport as it launches an enhanced and more sustainable service which it believes will help save more lives across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The charity has worked closely with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) in developing the new service... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance Chief Executive to leave

East Anglian Air Ambulance Chief Executive to leave

22-Nov-2010

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has announced that the charity’s Chief Executive Simon Gray will be leaving the charity at the end of January 2011. Andrew Egerton-Smith, Chairman of the charity’s board of trustees, commented: “We’re hugely indebted to Simon for the commitment he has shown to making the charity one of the most effective... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance responds to trial by media

East Anglian Air Ambulance responds to trial by media

27-Oct-2010Source: EAAA

[The Magpas statement referred to was run by HeliHub.com here] The East Anglian Air Ambulance was dismayed to read the press statement issued by Magpas which made many erroneous statements about the EAAA’s work and future direction. We have detailed below a more accurate view of our aims and strategy and are happy to provide... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance partner brings internal argument out in the open

East Anglian Air Ambulance partner brings internal argument out in the open

26-Oct-2010Source: Magpas

Following news enquiries today regarding the “privatisation” of the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity, Multi Award Winning charity Magpas, issues the following statement: We are grateful that matters that have long concerned our board of trustees are now being brought into the public domain by the media. We hope that this will now open the... Read more

Profile: East Anglian Air Ambulance – based Norwich, UK

Profile: East Anglian Air Ambulance – based Norwich, UK

16-Mar-2010Source: EDP24

Reporter Emma Knights joined the Anglia One team for a day.   This year they celebrate 10 years in the air.... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

East Anglian Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

31-Jan-2010

THE East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and plans a series of special events.... Read more

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