Avincis, November 28, 2013 - INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group, a leading global provider of mission critical aerial services, has won the tender for the operation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helicopters in Burgundy, France.
A few months ago, INAER won the EMS contract for the Provence Alp Cote D’Azur (PACA) region. These form part of the French Ministry of Health’s new operational model of regional contracts. Auxerre, Dijon and Chalon-sur-Saône equipped with state-of-the-art helicopters.
The aerial service provider will supply three EC135 helicopters by early 2015 for hospitals in Auxerre, Djon and Chalon-sur-Saône. INAER already operates in Auxerre and has had the contract renewed, whereas in Chalon a new base will be created. The helicopter in Dijon will be available 24 hours a day for missions throughout the region. “Managing several bases on a regional level, as we will be doing in Provence and Burgundy, allows us to control costs and optimise resources of different hospitals to provide a better service,” said Frédéric Goig, CEO of INAER France.
Expertise approved by the French EMS market
INAER continues to grow its presence in the French EMS market. The company now operates eight Eurocopter EC135s and nine Agusta 109s and is committed to providing the best service to helicopter EMS clients. EMS missions are very demanding and require a constant investment in flight safety and in improving equipment and performance. INAER’s modern fleet is therefore equipped with the latest technology, including autopilot. INAER’s helicopters are also equipped with Night Vision Goggles (INAER is the only civilian French company to hold the licensing for this).
INAER’s strategy is to invest in new technologies which improve operating and safety standards in order to provide the best service. The award of this contract demonstrates that INAER offers a competitive, safe and operationally excellent service.
About INAER France: INAER Helicopters France is an aerial services provider approved for OPS 3 Public Passenger Transport and PART 145 / PART M maintenance. It was created in 2007 from the merger of Proteus Helicopters and the international aviation company INAER. From the 1st January 2014, INAER France will operate a fleet of 17 helicopters dedicated to medical transportation and other specialised services. INAER France also provides aircraft maintenance services, including for the state, such as the maintenance of 50 state-owned EC145s and through its subsidiary HeliDax, the provision of 36 EC120s for the Army pilot training.