Avincis, January 21, 2014 - INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender.
The new contract will strengthen INAER’s partnership with IB-Salut, for whom it has provided aerial emergency services since 2000.
The contract will last for two years with the possibility of a two year extension. INAER will operate two Beechcraft B200 aircraft and one Bell 412EP helicopter, configured for medical missions.
Equipment includes state of the art respirators, multi-parameter monitors with defibrillation capacity, pacemakers with electromagnetic compatibility for use in flight and syringe infusion pumps. They also carry an incubator for the transport for newborns and children. The aircraft configuration allows for the use of a mechanical cardiocompressor in flight and also allows for the simultaneous transport of several patients.
INAER has provided eight pilots, seven co-pilots and seven technicians for the contract; both the aircraft and the crews will be based in Palma, Menorca and Ibiza.
In 2013 alone, INAER made a total of 676 missions for IB-Salut, totalling approximately 1,363 flight hours. During these operations, patients have been treated for conditions including trauma, heart disease, stroke and sepsis, as well as babies requiring neonatal transport.
The company has provided aerial emergency and civil defence services throughout Spain since 1986, when they launched the country’s first air ambulance helicopter. In 2012, INAER completed approximately 38,000 flight hours in medical operations, completing 8,228 missions and treating 6,658 patients.
About INAER: INAER is the leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance, specialising in mission critical operations such as medical emergencies, civil defence, sea and mountain search and rescue, coastal and fishing surveillance, firefighting, training and aircraft maintenance.
INAER is part of the Avincis Group, the world’s leading provider of aerial emergency services. The primary mission of the group is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe aerial transport of personnel and high value goods. The Avincis Group’s different operating companies operate a fleex of approximately 350 aircraft in Spain, UK, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile and Peru.
In 2012, Avincis completed 108,500 flight house, made 50,600 emergency medical operations, attended 7,800 forest fires, rescued 8,600 people and transported 175,900 staff in the energy industry.