The Association of Air Ambulances
On average, an emergency air ambulance takes off every 10 minutes in the UK, flying 365 days a year in daylight hours.
Put another way, during every hour of every day 7 Air Ambulances are attending accidents and medical trauma.
The Association of Air Ambulances has been established as a representative body for the Air Ambulance Services in the UK, 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 Ambulance Services and their local Air Ambulance operations is paramount in ensuring that patient well-being is the number one priority when responding to an incident.
The Association will endeavour to build on existing relationships between charities and the Ambulance Service to develop a continually improving Emergency response network.