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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
European Air Ambulance (EAA) Press Releases and News

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A flight in an Air Ambulance

European Air Ambulance produced a new hard-cover book aimed at our smallest and most important patients.

Featuring wonderful illustrations by acclaimed street artist Dave The Chimp, “A flight in an Air Ambulance” takes children aged between 2 and 8 years old through the step-by-step process of how European Air Ambulance handles their transportation from hospital in a foreign country to home and full recovery.

For a free copy of this hard-cover book, please order it below.

European Air Ambulance and Industry News

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Work has begun on a new headquarters for European Air Ambulance member Luxembourg Air Rescue.

Some 26 years after it was founded, Luxembourg Air Rescue has begun work on building a new state-of-the-art headquarters at Findel airport. The nine million euro HQ is entirely self-funded by LAR, which receives no state aid and relies solely on membership fees and donations for its income.

Luxembourg Air Rescue, together with DRF Luftrettung, established European Air Ambulance as its commercial operations arm for the repatriation of patients at the behest of their medical insurer. Together, the companies have vast experience in the air ambulance sector.

Luxembourg Air Rescue has long been seeking to construct a headquarters, hangar and maintenance facility that is appropriate to its status as the country’s only air rescue provider. “For close to three decades we have been operating life-saving missions from containers, 365 days a year,” said LAR founder, CEO and President René Closter at the ground-breaking ceremony. “This modernisation of the LAR facilities at Findel had become necessary to properly serve current demand, and to be able to offer decent working conditions for our workers. The move carries real significance for our organization, because it represents an important and necessary investment. I am glad that the excavators can now roll up and begin construction work.

European Air Ambulance, one of the leading air ambulance operators in the world, will also benefit from the new building, which will house its Mission Control Centre. It will be fitted with state of the art technical and IT equipment to manage the EAA fleet, which is composed of the aircraft at the disposal of LAR and DRF Luftrettung - 3 Learjet 45XR and 4 Learjet 35A that can fly air ambulance missions worldwide.

The new HQ will also enable LAR and EAA to cut maintenance costs and make all operations more efficient. For instance, in the former temporary hangars supplies and equipment often need to be unloaded from aircraft to ensure that they were maintained in top condition. In the new temperature-controlled hangar they can remain aboard the aircraft.

The new facility, which comprises close to 6,000 square metres of space, should be completed by December 2015.

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