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Cornwall Air Ambulance
Following initial discussions in 1986, on the 1st April 1987 Cornwalls Air Ambulance took to the skies, as the first Air Ambulance in the UK. It works closely with the South Western Ambulance Service and Bond Air Services. Funding for the service was initially by the Health Authority but it proved unsustainable and by November 1987, the First Air Ambulance Service Trust was formed. Although shown under Government Organisations, Cornwall Air Ambulance is a charity, relying on voluntary fund raising, public donations, lotteries, local business support and legacies to maintain and improve its operations. In 1989 the Air Ambulance took up its new and present base at Newquay. From here, it could reach any part of the county in twenty minutes, and the Isles of Scilly in twenty-eight minutes. The 15th birthday party took place in 2002 at the Royal Cornwall showground near Wadebridge. In November 2007, it also opened a shop in Saltash, near Cornwalls border with Devon.
  • 1987-2001, 1 Bo105 operated by Bond Air Services
  • 2001-2014, 1 EC135 operated by Bond Air Services
  • 2015, 2 MD902 operated by Specialist Aviation Services

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    News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

    Cornwall Air Ambulance To Have AW169 From 2019, 05-Oct-17 : Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust from 2019 will replace the current 2 MD902 Explorers with AW169 operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS)

    Cornwall Air Ambulance Celebrating 30 Years, 03-Apr-17 : In April 1987, Cornwall became the first place in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter service.

    Cornwall Air Ambulance Flies 25,000th Mission, 04-Mar-15 : Cornwall Air Ambulance is celebrating a special milestone after taking to the skies for the 25,000th time.


    1989/nowNewquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)EGHQ

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    2014/nowMD902 Explorer

    Construction Numbers for Cornwall Air Ambulance Help Us

    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    S-738 105cbs-2 1985 G-CDBS : Air Ambulances, op by Bond; Cornwall Air Ambulance from 1989; 27oct09 pict+
    MBB Helicopter Corp N970MB : MBB 1985, demonstrator
    Aerogulf N970MB : Aerogulf Services Co Dubai Apr86-Sep87, dry lease for Offshore oil field s+
    Australia Pacific VH-MBK : Australian Aerospace 1987
    MBB D-HDRZ : MBB 1989, conv to CBS-4 type
    Bond Aviation Group G-CDBS : Bond Helicopters Sep89-Aug99; Bond Air Services from Aug99
    : 28may10 Bond type:Bo105DBS-4 at Staverton
    : On duty - Scottish Air Ambulance
    900/00124 md902 2008 G-CNWL : Cornwall Air Ambulance from Oct14, op by SAS
    : Cornwall Air Ambulance; 07oct15 pictured (bot) at London Helitech 2015
    MD Helicopters N9027N : MD Helicopters, to N902FN
    - N902FN : Us Bancorp Equipment Finance Inc at Portland, OR Oct08-Jun14
    - G-CIGX : Police Aviation Services Ltd Jun/Oct 14
    Specialist Aviation Services G-CNWL : SAS from Oct14, op for Cornwall Ambulance
    0175 EC135T1 2001 G-KRNW : Cornwall Air Ambulance from 16jul01 as /Helimed 181 op by Bond Air Service+
    Bond Aviation Group G-KRNW : Bond Air Services from Jul01
    Babcock International G-KRNW : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd Apr/Oct 2016
    Babcock International G-NHEM : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd from Nov16
    900/00103 md902 2002 G-SASO : Cornwall Air Ambulance Nov14, op by SAS
    MD Helicopters N70035 : MD Helicopters, PH-PXE ntu
    - N1811 : to N5646
    Federal Bureau of Investigation N5646 : US Dept of Justice Jun06-Feb14
    - G-SASO : Police Aviation Services Ltd from Mar14
    Specialist Aviation Services G-SASO : SAS op for Cornwall Ambulance
    4 serials found for Cornwall Air Ambulance


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