Residents of Gothenburg, Sweden will now get quality medical flight service with Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance being chosen to serve the region. Under the new contract, Babcock will operate an AW169 helicopter that’s been specially configured for carrying out patient transfers. It will be operating out of a new base that’s been set up in Gothenburg.
Babcock Signs Four-Year Medical Flight Service Contract
Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance will begin their operations in 2018, when the operation transfer from the current in-house provider transfer to them. The new contract is valid for four years and there’s an option to extend it for two years after that. The overall value of this contract is about 45 million USD.
Marius Hansen, Babcock’s managing director has expressed the company’s gratitude for having been chosen to provide critical medical flight service for the residents of Vastra Gotaland County. Under this new agreement, Babcock will be able to extend the coverage they already provide in Sweden. It is also a form of recognition of the reputation they have built for delivering a reliable critical service.
Babcock Prepared to Provide Specialist In-Flight Care
With the new contract, Babcock will be providing critical patient transfer from their new Gothenburg base. This will enable thousands of patients to gain access to quick and safe transport to specialist healthcare centers.
The helicopter will be operated by trained medical staff and has been equipped with high-quality onboard technologies. This will ensure that each patient receives specialist in-flight care that they require.
Babcock has provided helicopter emergency services in different countries including Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. In addition to this, they’ve also carried out operations in Australia and the U.K. The company’s fleet of aircrafts have been able to execute approximately 63,000 missions every year.