Patient transport by ambulance helicopter

Ambulance helicopters that carry the latest medical equipment are deployed with experienced medical personnel for time-sensitive intensive care transport to ensure the flight is as safe and as comfortable as possible for the patient. Ambulance helicopters are often used for short flights. Since helicopters have the unique ability to land directly at a hospital, medical air transport by ambulance helicopter is very quick and convenient because ground transport is not necessary.

Intensive care transport by ambulance helicopter

When each minute counts when transporting a seriously ill patient, the flexibility a helicopter provides can be significant, enabling patients to reach their home hospital as fast as possible.

To provide optimum care for patients,  ambulance helicopters (e.g. EC 135, EC 145, AS 365 ‘Dauphin’) are fitted with permanently installed intensive care equipment that can be extended and modified, if required. A highly qualified team of physicians will accompany the patient to ensure a safe flight.

Standard equipment in an ambulance helicopter

Every air ambulance carries standard intensive care equipment, including the following:

  • Scoop stretcher with vacuum mattress and patient warming system
  • Emergency rucksack with special equipment for child and baby care
  • Portable intensive care transport respirator
  • Oxygen
  • Infection protection sets
  • Artificial respiration bag with demand valve and vacuum pumps
  • Equipment for monitoring blood pressure, temperature and blood oxygen levels
  • Defibrillator, external pacemakers, injection pumps and pressure infusion bags.

Patient transfer by ambulance helicopter

ICU ambulance helicopter

For patients who do not need intensive care support but who need to be accompanied by medical staff, we provide fully equipped ambulance helicopters staffed by highly qualified personnel. Medical transport by helicopter is especially suitable for shorter routes, e.g. within a country, and ensures a quick, patient-friendly transfer. Our operations centre is manned 24 hours a day, and an air ambulance can be available an hour after calling us.

As well as inter-hospital transfers by helicopter, we also arrange medevac by ambulance aircraft, ensuring a safe, speedy journey home for the patient.

We offer comprehensive transfer services of ambulance flights by helicopter or plane, always as comfortably and as safely as possible.

Medical Air Service: here for you

Our experienced staff are available 24 hours a day and can organise an ambulance helicopter within an hour of you calling us. Whether we are arranging transport by ambulance plane or by ambulance helicopter, we always offer the same personal support, since the welfare of our patients is very important to us. We don’t just organise the medical side of the transport; we also communicate with foreign authorities, such as consulates or embassies, and with doctors at the hospital. Every patient transfer begins with a free consultation.

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Contact us

Our team is available 24/7 for a no-obligation, free consultation. Within hours we can organise an ambulance helicopter to bring you home from anywhere in the world. Please contact us: