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July 17 2018

Air ambulance

When every second counts…

Maintaining fleet availability is of paramount importance to the SCOTSTAR team operating from our Glasgow and Aberdeen bases. That’s why we have built the operational infrastructure literally from the ground-up to support their requirements.

Flying for Scottish Air Ambulance.

Our Senior Captain Rory MacDonald, discusses what it is like flying the Scottish Air Ambulance and some of his most memorable moments. Rory has been flying our Beechcraft King Air based in Aberdeen for just over 27 years. During this time Rory has been trusted to deliver a fast and reliable service as part of Scotland’s National Health Service (NHS).

We are delighted to have helped to deliver this essential service in partnership with the Scottish Air Ambulance to the communities of Scotland for over 25 years.

Official launch of our Aberdeen hangar facilty.

We are pleased to announce our new SAS air ambulance facility at Aberdeen Airport, was officially opened on the 4th June 2018.

This facility will be used as a base for the Scottish Air Ambulance, who for over 25 years, have trusted us to deliver speed and absolute reliability to Scotland’s communities.
This highlights our ongoing commitment to delivering this invaluable service and developing the infrastructure to support the operation well into the future.

Extending our SAS partnership

£50 Million Air Ambulance Contract Extension

We are pleased to announce the extension of our seven-year Scottish Ambulance Service contract. The contract extension commences in June 2020 for a further period of three years and is expected to be worth in the region of £50 million over that period.

Marwan Khalek, Group Chief Executive said:

“I am delighted that we have been awarded this contract extension. Our work with the Scottish Ambulance Service over nearly three decades demonstrates the effectiveness of our business model, supplying both Air and Ground support to deliver mission-critical services where high availability and rapid response times are vital.
This is testament to the dedication and expertise of our people, resulting in an excellent track record for delivery that has created an enduring relationship with accompanying contracted revenue streams. The forward visibility these contracts afford allows us to further enhance our support to the Service through the provision of state-of-the-art facilities in Glasgow and Aberdeen.”

Pauline Howie, CEO, Scottish Ambulance Service said:

“Gama Aviation have consistently delivered a high-quality service over a near 30-year period and we are pleased to have negotiated an extension to this contract that delivers even greater efficiencies and value for money for the people of Scotland. Gama Aviation’s expertise has been central to delivering our mission in a challenging operational environment and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the company into the next decade.”

Aberdeen Hangar
Aberdeen

Long term partnership support

For over 25 years, the Scottish Ambulance Service, part of Scotland’s National Health Service (NHS), has trusted us to deliver speed and absolute reliability. From the Beechcraft King Air we provided in 1993 to the entire Scottish Air Ambulance fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft today, we currently perform over 4000 emergency air ambulance missions per year. Our aircraft have dedicated air ambulance cabin interiors designed by us in conjunction with Scottish Ambulance Service incorporating the latest medical stretcher and patient loading systems along with a number of new technological enhancements.

As part of the contract we provide Air Ambulance support for:

  • check_circle Two Beechcraft King Airs comprising of major and line maintenance & support
  • check_circle A third, multi-role King Air relief aircraft, with twin Lifeport capability
  • check_circle Two EC145 helicopters*
* Services provided by a contracted third party.

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Vital and timely operational support

Scottish Ambulance Service - Air Ambulance - Fleet operating numbers

Typical air ambulance support services

Air support:

  • check_circle Flight crew recruitment & training
  • check_circle Flight operations & planning

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Glasgow: Air Ambulance HQ

Our £8 million, two hangar facility operates as an MRO and FBO facility servicing fleet operators, with Hangar 2 dedicated to the Scottish Air Ambulance HQ operation

  • check_circle Hangarage
  • check_circle Business jet ground handling
  • check_circle Line maintenance
  • check_circle Private jet FBO services
Read more about the facility here
Beechcraft King Air B200

Aberdeen: Regional support centre

Our newest purpose built facility is at location at Aberdeen International Airport. Aberdeen provides support to the Scottish Ambulance Service, with one of the fleet King Airs being based there. The facility also offers support for third party retail clients, with:

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  • check_circle Business jet ground handling
  • check_circle Line maintenance
  • check_circle Private jet FBO services
Read more about the facility here
Aberdeen