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Tyrol Air Ambulance Now Transports COVID-19 Patients

Tyrol Air Ambulance can now also transport patients suffering from most infectious diseases, e.g. COVID-19.

Isolation units especially adapted by Air Ambulance Technology ( for our ambulance fleet of Citation Bravo and Gulfstream 100 aircraft is used for these transports. The insulation system works with negative pressure, which reduce the germ load and minimizes the risk of a contamination of the environment.

Everyone, from small to large can be safely transported in this isolation chamber, including intensive care patients. In the isolation unit even babies and infants in an incubator can also be transferred safely and without medical restrictions. The company's incubator is used for such pediatric transports.

"With the possibility of transporting infectious patients, we are well prepared for the summer now that travel restrictions are lifted", says Manfred Helldoppler, Managing Director of Tyrol Air Ambulance. "The need for repatriations of COVID-19 patients is very likely to increase with the rising volume of travel activities," Helldoppler continues.

Tyrol Air Ambulance operates a fleet of seven ambulance jets for worldwide medical repatriations and runs a 24-hour Operations Control Center at Innsbruck Airport.

Photo credits: Copyright Tyrol Air Ambulance.

Photo 1: Isolation unit of Tyrol Air Ambulance.

Photo 2: Isolation unit on board the air ambulance jet of Tyrol Air Ambulance.



Air Methods Awarded Contract to Provide Services to Haiti Air Ambulance

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Haiti Air Ambulance Service, Inc. ("Haiti Air Ambulance"), a New York not-for-profit corporation, to provide air medical transportation services to the Republic of Haiti.

Under the agreement, which is similar to a traditional hospital services contract, Air Methods will provide two Bell 407 helicopters (primary and dedicated back-up) and employ three pilots and two mechanics. Haiti Air Ambulance will employ the clinical crew and provide medical direction. Initially the service will conduct daytime only, inter-facility transports from outlying hospitals back to designated trauma and critical care facilities. As the country's EMS infrastructure begins to develop, scene transports may become a reality. The base will be located near the airport in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and operations are anticipated to start in first quarter of 2014.

"Air Methods is very pleased to support Haiti Air Ambulance's wonderful humanitarian effort to bring such a valuable health care resource to the citizens of Haiti," said Aaron Todd, Air Methods' Chief Executive Officer. "Patients with survivable injuries in Haiti too often die because of lack of trauma care in remote parts of the country and poor road conditions. The ability of this service to extend the reach of trauma services in an expeditious way will save and improve hundreds of Haitian lives annually."

"At Haiti Air Ambulance, we find this service is an inescapable step toward increasing health care capacity and enhancing health care access to the citizens and visitors of Haiti, and it will directly contribute to the development of my country," said Reginald Auguste, Haiti Air Ambulance Board Member. "To accomplish the mission, we are proud to partner with the proven world leader in air medical operations, Air Methods. This is life changing for the country."

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provides helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.


Devon Air Ambulance Trust Receives Olympic Support

Olympic skater and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice Robin Cousins recently visited the Devon Air Ambulance airbase to officially announce that he and the Westpoint Arena had chosen to support the Charity at the Robin Cousins’ ICE shows at Westpoint next February during half term.

There’s a special surprise for supporters too, as when they buy their tickets over the phone from the box office for the gala night on 08444 999 955 quoting DAAT they won’t only be donating 10% back to the Charity, but they will also receive a very special wristband, which will get them into a special VIP reception afterwards, to meet the fantastic stars of the show.

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Sadly Robin won’t be able to make it to the performances himself, as he will be in Russia commentating at the Winter Olympics, but we hope to be able to have a video message from him which will make the evening that bit more special. “Therefore it was great that he could pop in and see us beforehand, so we could show him around the aircraft, meet the on-duty crew, and explain how the money donated via ‘ICE’ will make a huge difference to the community.”

Caroline added “If you would like to come along on another night, that’s fine too - you can book tickets by ringing 08444 999 955 and don’t forget to quote ‘DAAT’; even if you aren’t going to the gala evening, you can still pledge 10% of your ticket sales to us (except for ticket package offers - offer not available online).” Tickets start at £22.50 for adults and from £12 for children.

Robin Cousins commented “I’m thrilled that we will be supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust by contributing 10% of each ticket sale where ‘DAAT’ is quoted. The work the Charity does is hugely important in Devon so please join us to continue to make a difference.”

Sarah Toms from Westpoint Exeter added “We are delighted Westpoint is able to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust through Robin Cousin’s’ ICE ticket sales. Devon’s Air Ambulances offer a fantastic service and we hope our funding will go some way to supporting the local community. On behalf of Westpoint we look forward to meeting supporters on the opening night performance at our after show party and hope they will enjoy the opportunity of meeting the stars of the show!”

The new winter show will be held at Westpoint, Exeter for 5 nights, starting Wednesday 19th Feb 2014, during February half term.

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