Luxembourg, 22 January 2014 - The services provided by AMREF Flying Doctors and European Air Ambulance are perfectly complementary, and already have many years of experience of working together. European Air Ambulance relies on AMREF Flying Doctors for medical evacuation out of remote areas to fly patients into an international airport, where EAA can perform a wing-to-wing transfer of the patient to one of its aircraft for transport back to Europe, North America or any other requested destination.
European Air Ambulance can rely on the expertise and decades of experience of its founding members, DRF Luftrettung and Luxembourg Air Rescue. Like AMREF, they were founded by people with vision and a burning desire to help improve the efficiency of emergency medical transport.
Over the years, EAA has proven itself to be a leader in providing global patient repatriation services. It is a commercial operation that provides a range of worldwide air ambulance repatriation services to insurance and assistance companies, governments and NGOs, corporations and individuals.
Its team of experienced multi-lingual medical experts includes specialists in neo-natal and paediatric care. EAA can organise the complete transport of the patient - alerting the appropriate medical staff and flight crew, preparing the aircraft with all the necessary medical equipment and medicines, consulting with the physicians who have already treated the patient, planning the flight route, coordinating delivery of the patient to the pick-up airfield and ensuring ground transport at the other end.
EAA has a fleet of seven air ambulances fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment and necessary medication to ensure outstanding patient care. It has recently been upgrading its fleet to include three fully equipped Learjet 45XR aircraft, which provide greater range, cabin configuration flexibility and improved comfort for passengers. The other four aircraft are Learjet 35A air ambulances.
“We greatly appreciate the professionalism, experience and flexibility of AMREF Flying Doctors. In our mind, AMREF has the best knowledge and expertise for Africa in general and East Africa in particular,” says Patrick Schomaker, director sales and marketing at EAA.
Here is the complete list of EAA official partners.