Bond Air Services at Staverton, UK, has taken delivery of a third H145, formerly known as the EC145T2. It joins the only other two aircraft of this type in the country, which are both already at the company’s Staverton headquarters.
The aircraft will be operated by Bond on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service. Bond’s design and completion team at Gloucestershire airport will equip it with the appropriate medical, NVIS and communication equipment to make it a fully functioning air ambulance certified for day and night HEMS across Scotland.
The H145 will also be equipped to operate over water, enabling it to reach island communities.
Md Tim Shattock comments: “We now have all three of the UK’s H145 aircraft at our headquarters where we are preparing them for HEMS. We will operate two of them on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service, and another is being prepared for operations with the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity. They are well suited for this specialist work, with twin engines giving them enhanced power and endurance, while the space inside gives medics flexibility for dealing with patients.”
Pauline Howie, chief executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service adds: “The new H145 aircraft will ensure we continue to maintain the highest service standards, with significant enhancements to patient care.”