Air Ambulance’s new craft

To support future lifesaving operations, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is investing in a new, upgraded helicopter, which will enter the fleet this January. The new, larger H145 Airbus helicopter was originally built at Airbus’ headquarters in Germany and undertook its first flight at the end of last year as it travelled to the UK to undergo a medical equipment fit-out.

Midlands Air Ambulance’s Hanna Sebright said, “We’re in a position to purchase the new airframe thanks to ongoing support from our loyal fundraisers and a £1m grant. The investment will improve the organisation’s long-term resilience and sustainability by further reducing overall operating costs.”

The new helicopter will be able to travel greater distances without the need for refuelling and enable the aircrew to respond even faster due to increased speed capability. The larger interior means additional aircrew can be flown to major incidents, and will also enable improved medical equipment to be carried on board to treat more complex emergencies.

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