The Special Aviation Services (SAS) will be providing a new medical flight chopper for an air ambulance charity. The Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust has received a helicopter from the SAS and will now be receiving its second helicopter from them. This new chopper is expected to become operational by 2017 and enable the air ambulance charity to improve its quality of service.
Joint Operations Between SAS and KSSAAT
The Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust will also be establishing a third-party maintenance and joint operations facility with the Special Aviation Services. The facility will be located at Redhill in Surrey. The two companies will be working together to provide high-quality medical flight services to patients in the region.
New Medical Flight Chopper to Deliver Better Service
The new air ambulance helicopter is an AW169, which is expected to help the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust in enhancing its quality of service. According to Adrian Bell, chief executive of the air ambulance trust, the helicopter will enable them to deliver high-quality patient care, which is the heart of everything they do.
With the new helicopters, the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust will be able to improve their speed while delivering better patient transportation. Patients will be transported to relevant medical care facilities in a warm and dry interior, which are a boon in patient care and will ensure that patients are transported in comfort. This will also play a role in saving the lives of many patients.
The first AW169 they received from the Special Aviation Services will be operational by the end of this year. The Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust will work on the second helicopter in order to make it operational by 2017.