The latest air medical transport base for Air Evac Lifeteam is now in service in Laurel County. Located in the city of London in Kentucky, the base will provide emergency air medical services to the London micropolitan area and the surrounding regions.
“We are proud to be increasing access to lifesaving air medical care in the region,” says president Daniel Sweeza. “Our new London base will serve patients and customers in Laurel County and many surrounding counties, as well as provide back up to the company's other bases in eastern Kentucky.”
The base is staffed by highly trained and experienced pilots, flight nurses and flight paramedics and is maintained by on-site aviation maintenance technicians. The Airbus H135 operated at this base is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features.
“Our London base is the 19th operation to open in Kentucky,” says regional director Janie Ward. “This is also the first Air Evac base in the state to operate the Airbus H135 aircraft. This airframe will increase our capabilities for specialty care transports and our ability to operate in reduced visibility conditions because it is an instrument flight rules (IFR) asset. Having an IFR asset in the state will help to increase access to care because this aircraft will be able to provide coverage for our other operations during reduced visibility conditions.”
Air Evac is a participating provider in the AirMedCare Network (AMCN).