The Association was established as a membership body for those organisations which form the air ambulance services in the UK. The Association's membership which represents the majority of the air ambulance network is made up of charities, ambulance services and the supply chain that provides this valuable life saving service. Members are governed by a Code of Conduct which formally recognises the integral part that air ambulances play in the medical service provision. The success of the air ambulance services in providing a rapid response to life-threatening situations has been clearly established.
The importance of close co-operation between the different operations is paramount and patient well-being is the number one priority when responding to an incident. The Association is there to represent those involved not only operationally ie treating patients, but also looks at the bigger picture; representing the charitable trusts who fund the service, the operators, ambulance services and associated trades. The Association endeavours to build on existing relationships between all parties involved to develop a continually improving emergency response network, as well as working with its members to ensure good practice at all times.