The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is all set to get a new aircraft for carrying out their air ambulance service. The new aircraft will be officially unveiled at the air ambulance charity’s launch pad located at RAF Waddington on June 13. Lincolnshire’s new air ambulance aircraft is an AugustaWestland 169 and will be replacing the current aircraft being used by the charity.
New Aircraft to Enhance Lincolnshire’s Air Ambulance Service
The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance currently carries out their air ambulance operations using an MD Explorer aircraft. The new Augusta Westland 169 will be replacing this old aircraft to enhance the charity’s ability to provide transport and care.
According to a spokesman for the charity, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance will be getting a new state-of-the-art aircraft. This replacement will enable them to enhance the critical care they provide to patients on ground and in flight.
In addition to this, the new aircraft is also faster than the current one. It can fly at a speed of up to 190mph and can operate for more than four hours. This means they will also be able to transport patients more quickly to medical care facilities to receive the care they require.
About Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance carries out about 1,000 missions every year. In order to carry out these operations, the charity requires an average of about £2.1 million. They collect these funds through donations from the public, their lottery, and their shops.
The charity also accepts the efforts of volunteers to help maintain their operations. Earlier this year, their headquarters was a target of burglars, who broke into the offices. But since they did not keep the money on site, they didn’t experience much loss except having to pay for the cost of a broken window.