Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates three state-of-the-art Eurocopter EC135 helicopters, covering an area of over 5,500 square miles and a population of approximately 6 million people.
The charity owns one helicopter, named G-OMAA, which is located at the RAF Cosford airbase in Shropshire, and leases two further aircraft located at Tatenhill airfield in Staffordshire and Strensham Services on the M5 in Worcestershire.
Each helicopter has been specially adapted for carrying out life saving missions, to enable our aircrew to treat patients at the incident scene before transferring them to the most appropriate specialist hospital for their injuries.
The charity’s three aircraft carry an aircrew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional airbases, 90 per cent of the region is within reach within eight minutes.
Here are some quick, key stats about the aircraft the charity operate:
• EC135 Helicopter Top speed: 155kts
• Weight: 2,950kgs
• Cost: £4.5 million each
• Cost per mission: £2,500
• Flying time cost per minute: £25
See inside one of our aircraft!
Have you ever wanted to go inside one of the Midlands Air Ambulance aircraft, but without needing our emergency service? Now you can, thanks to our fantastic mobile App, the A.I.R. Ambulance App!
Incorporating augmented reality, it’s a world first – for more information and to climb inside and view every inch of the aircraft, go to our App page here.