Luxembopurg, 31 May 2018 - LUXEMBOURG AIR RESCUE (LAR), the mother company of EUROPEAN AIR AMBULANCE (EAA), is celebrating 30 years at the forefront of the global aeromedical industry.
One of Europe’s most highly-respected rescue helicopter and air ambulance operators, offering dedicated emergency medical rescue and repatriation 24/7/365 worldwide, LAR marked the milestone at a major event at its state-of-the-art headquarters at Luxembourg Airport on May 31.
A host of high profile guests joined all employees to recognise the achievements of the last 30 years, including Their Royal Highnesses The Grand-Duke and Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg; Prime Minister Xavier Bettel who spoke about LAR’s status as a Luxembourg institution; the Belgian, British, Greek, French, German and Dutch Ambassadors; politicians from Luxembourg and the Greater Region; and Jeff Skiles, the co-pilot and one of the heroes of ‘The Miracle on the Hudson’.
Founded in 1988 by a handful of enthusiasts, LAR runs air rescue services with the aim of saving lives and preserving health in Luxembourg and the Greater Region with their rescue helicopters, as well as throughout the world with their air ambulance aircraft under the name of EUROPEAN AIR AMBULANCE. It carries out rescues and repatriations for members, individuals, NGOs, insurance and assistance companies, and other organisations; as well as undertaking humanitarian missions and organ transportations.
On top of organising more than 3.000 rotor wing and 800 fixed wing missions each year, LAR is a certified partner of the United Nations for disaster relief missions. The team is made up of more than 170 experts, and the fleet includes six rescue helicopters (MD902) and five state-of-the-art air ambulances (Learjet 45XR).
René Closter, founding member and president of LAR, said: “We are proud of the accomplishments of the last 30 years, and grateful for the trust which the Luxembourg people and many others from all over the world have in us.
“LAR is a big global player, well-known and respected internationally. Day after day we fly missions far beyond our national borders. Our daily goal is to prove ourselves worthy of the trust placed in us by our 185,000 members and our patients – today and for the coming 30 years.”