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INAER, August 07, 2014 - The local government of Cantabria, Spain has awarded INAER Spain (INAER) a further four-year £5 million contract to provide helicopter transport for search and rescue operations and other civil defence missions.
INAER will operate a 24 hour service from Santander Airport using Bell 412 helicopter.
The helicopters missions include sea and land search and rescue, the transport of injured or sick patients, firefighting support, surveillance and reconnaissance.
INAER has provided aerial emergency and civil defence services to the Cantabria Government since 1989. To date, the partnership has completed over 2,500 missions.
INAER has pioneered the use of air ambulances since 1986, when it launched Spain’s first medical helicopter. In 2013, the 27 medical helicopters operated by INAER completed almost 9,000 emergency medical missions throughout Spain and attended 7,486 patients. They also completed over 8,000 search and rescue flight hours, rescuing over 3,700 people.