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Sloane to supply two Children's Air Ambulances
UK-based Sloane Helicopters is expanding its operations through its recent acquisition of the Children's Air Ambulance (TCAA) contract. It will supply, fly and maintain two EMS AW169s.
Sloane will supply the charity with two EMS AW169s later this year, together with pilots and aircraft maintenance.
Read this story in our September 2022 printed issue.

UK-based Sloane Helicopters is expanding its operations through its recent acquisition of the Children's Air Ambulance (TCAA) contract, an inter-hospital transfer service that flies critically ill children to receive lifesaving treatment. Sloane will be supplying the charity with two EMS AW169s later this year, together with pilots and aircraft maintenance. Having commenced operations in March 2022, the UK aeromedical service is currently operating with an EMS AW109SP GrandNew in the interim period prior to introducing the AW169s later this year. Sloane took separate delivery of the AW169s in December 2021 and July 2022. The aircraft are fitted with specialist clinical interiors and will operate from bases in the north and south of England.

Having already fostered an established relationship with TCAA parent organisation The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) spanning over 23 years, Sloane also operates a turnkey solution for the charity in the form of two AW109SPs with a dedicated back-up aircraft for its HEMS operations.

With its extensive AW109 HEMS expertise, the introduction of this contract is an excellent step forward for Sloane by expanding into the AW169 HEMS sector. The addition of these helicopters supports Sloane's growing HEMS fleet, which has doubled in size over the past four years, including two new AW109SP EMS helicopters delivered early in 2021.

Founded over 51 years ago by its current chairman David George, the company is a leading European onshore helicopter company providing a full suite of aviation services. As the sole UK and Ireland distributor and authorised service centre for Leonardo Helicopters for over 27 years, Sloane has developed an unrivalled close partnership with the manufacturer and is renowned for its expertise with Leonardo products.

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