New collaboration will allow the two air ambulance operators to improve efficiency and reduce risk
European Air Ambulance (EAA) and Remote Medical Solutions International (RMSI) are pleased to announce the start of a new cooperation agreement that will utilize the best of each service to provide more efficient mission handling and less overall risk for the customer. The cooperation will not only improve the communication between EAA and RMSI, it will also establish operational and medical processes between both parties.
In particular, the agreement will apply to repatriation from Afghanistan and Iraq, the high-risk areas in which RMSI provides medical evacuation. RMSI specialises in emergency medical response, support and retrieval solutions for governments, non-governmental organisations and companies working in remote and/or hazardous environments. Its Hawker 800 Jet air ambulances, give it the regional aero-medical capabilities to offer emergency response services in the larger Middle East. Where required, RMSI can deploy a range of mobile field or static medical support clinics with the appropriate level of medical staffing. In addition, RMSI has established partnerships with international hospitals located in the countries where it operates.
RMSI will fly the patient to Dubai, where wing-to-wing transfer will take place with an EAA aircraft already in position. EAA will then fly the patient back to the final destination. The entire operation will be handled by EAA Missions Control Centre (MCC), which is available 24 hours a d day, seven days a week, 365 day a year. EAA combines the strengths of its founding members, DRF Luftrettung (DRF) and Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR). Together, DRF and LAR boast a record of 40 successful years of medical repatriation from over 150 countries worldwide, giving EAA one of the broadest experience bases in the Air Ambulance industry.
Customers will receive a quotation from EAA MCC for repatriation from Afghanistan or Iraq within one hour. Once the quotation is approved, EAA and RMSI will immediately set in to motion the mission, using their complementary skills and resources to ensure maximum efficiency and safety. MCC coordinators can choose the appropriate physician for each mission from a large pool of anaesthetists, neonatologists, gynaecologists or other specialists. The MCC coordinates EAA's fleet of 6 Learjets 35A, all fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies to ensure the best possible patient care in the air.
EAA Mission Control Centre
Tel: +352 26 26 00
For more information about our partner RMSI: http://www.rmsi-medevac.com/