Avincis, January 10, 2014 - The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender.
The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension.
The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP, both fitted with state of the art equipment for medical missions. This includes the latest respirator, a multi-parameter monitor with defibrillation capabilities, electromagnetic pacemakers and syringe infusion pumps. The helicopters can be fitted with a mechanical cardio-compressor and are also equipped with an incubator with assisted ventilation for the transport of children and newborns.
INAER will provide a crew of four pilots, four co-pilots and four technicians. Both the crew and the helicopters will be based at bases in Las Rozas and Lozoyuela. INAER has provided air ambulance services for the Madrid region since 1998 and has been providing medical and civil defence services throughout the country since 1986, when they launched Spain’s first air ambulance.
In 2012, the company completed nearly 38,000 flight hours, completing 8,228 missions and attending to 6,658 patients.
About INAER: INAER is Spain’s leading provider of aerial emergency services and aircraft maintenance, specialising in mission critical operations such as air ambulance, civil defence, sea and mountain search and rescue, firefighting, training and maintenance.
INAER is part of the Avincis Group. The world’s leading provider of emergency aerial services. The group’s primary missions are to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe air transport for people and high value goods. Avincis operates a fleet of approximately 350 aircraft in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Norway, Australia, Chile, Peru, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
In 2012, Avincis completed 108,500 flight hours, completed 50,600 emergency medical missions, attended 7,800 forest fires, rescued 8,600 people and transported 175,900 energy industry staff.