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British Columbia renews Helijet air ambulance agreement
Helijet Air Medical is contracted to operate air ambulance S76 helicopters on behalf of the BC air ambulance services for a further four years. It provides a vital lifeline for communities throughout the region.
Helijet and BCEHS have renewed their British Columbia air ambulance agreement.

Helijet has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, and will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the BC ambulance service which is operated by BCEHS.

Under the new agreement, a current Sikorsky S-76A helicopter used as a backup aircraft will be replaced with a newer model Sikorsky S-76C, to provide consistency throughout the air ambulance fleet.

One of the four S-76C aircraft will continue to be based at Helijet’s Seal Cove, Prince Rupert facility, while the other two and the back-up will operate from its Vancouver International airport facility. BCEHS also has another contracted helicopter based in Kamloops, plus seven fixed-wing aircraft in its air ambulance fleet to serve British Columbians. All of these aircraft continue to provide air ambulance service for patients around the province on a 24/7/365 operation.