Although shown under Government Organisations, East Anglian Air Ambulance is a charity, relying entirely on public donations to maintain and improve its operations. It was formed in summer 2000 and works closely with the East of England Ambulance Service and NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) across the region. Its first mission was flown in Jan 2001 with Anglia One, a bright yellow Bo 105DS, based at Norwich and maintained by Sterling Helicopters. By May 2001, it had increased operations from one day a week to five days a week and was covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Following the launch of a BK117 as a replacement Anglia One in Apr 2006, the original Bo 105 has gone into reserve and the service has been supplemented by a second bright yellow BK117 (Anglia Two), based at RAF Wyton, which has taken over the Cambridgeshire cover and extended it to Bedfordshire as well. Anglia Two moved to Cambridge from Jan 2011.
On 7 Mar 2011, the contract for the two BK.117s was terminated and Bond Helicopters had provided a pair of Bo.105 until Aug 2011. From then, a single Bond-provided EC-135 has taken over the service temporarily, alternating between Norwich and Cambridge bases. A permanent airframe arrangement awaits a revised procurement process.
As of 2017 EAAA flies two brand new H145 / EC145T2 helicopters. G-RESU (Anglia One) located at Norwich Airport and G-HEMC (Anglia Two) located at Cambridge Airport (Marshall).
UK Air Ambulances H135 and H145, 14-Jul-16 : UK new Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) H135/EC135T3 and H145/EC145T2 helicopters showcased at Farnborough Air Show 2016
East Anglian Air Ambulance First Saving With H145, 22-Apr-15 : United Kingdom s first H145 / EC145T2, operated by Bond Air Services on behalf of East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAAA) has completed its first mission transporting a patient to the Royal London Hospital
G-BFYA : 2001 EAAA first helo, replaced by G-EYNL same year
- D-HJET : 1977 LeBourget, France G-BFYA : conv 105DB-2 type; Helicopter Hire Ltd 1982-1986; Veritair 1986-1995 G-BFYA : Sterling Helicopters 1995-2011; to Police; 19mar05 pictured at Norwich G-BFYA : Police, from Sterling - G-BFYA : Alan Mann Feb11-Jul14 May12 stored G-BFYA : Sterling Helicopters Jul14-Jun15 - G-BFYA : Apr15 departing by road from Norwich as G-EYNL did a few days earlier : Wessex Aviation from Jun15 : 16aug15 at Biggin hill
G-CGXK : East Anglian air ambulance (EAAA); 11may12 pictured at Norwich; Dec12 canc+
D-HJAR : ADAC; Jul99 Christoph 15; Mar01 Christoph 15; Sep03 Christoph 15; Apr06 Ch+ : ADAC; to G-CGXK G-CGXK : Bond Air Services d/d Jul11 on belhaf East Anglian Air Ambulance D-HJAR : ADAC Dec12-Sep13 F-HJAF : SAF Helicopteres ex D-HJAR
G-CGZD : East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA); 12nov12 pictured (bot) at Norwich
- G-214007 : China, to EC-KKF EC-KKF : Inaer, ex G-214007 EC-KKF : BESCAM (Brigadas Especiales de Seguridad de la Comunidad de Madrid), opera+ - D-HHDL : DL Helicopter, to G-CGZD G-CGZD : Bond Air Services from 02Dec11, ex D-HHDL, for the East Anglian Air Ambula+
G-OEMT : East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)- BK-117C.1 ex D-HMEC. Delivered to Stirl+ : 03aug08 EAAA pictured (top) at Norwich
D-HMEC : Eurocopter Germany 2001; 2002 to Elilombarda D-HMEC : BK-117C.1 used in Italy as an air ambulance, whilst still German registere+ G-OEMT : Sterling Helicopters Dec05; ex D-HMEC; to Air Ambulance - G-OEMT : No longer operating as an Air Ambulance - stored on behalf of GE Capital B+
G-RESC : East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) 2006-2011 based at Norwich; walk-around + : 03aug08 EAAA pictured (top) at Norwich : 02aug09 pictured (bot) operated by Sterling for EAAA at Norwich
D-HOTZ : Eurocopter Germany, also D-HMBF and D-HECA; to XA-THG, rtn; Canc Dec97 - XA-THG : Mexico private I-BKBS : Elilario Italia D-HELW : temp serial G-RESC : Sterling Helicopters Jul07-Dec12 G-RESC : Veritair Nov12-Jul15 : Mar14, Now at Redhill with BIH G-RESC : Patriot Aviation Ltd from Jul15 - G-RESC : May/Nov 2017, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1 1996; Built September 1996 - TSN+