Following the initial appeal to the public for funds in 1986, the service commenced on 27 Aug 1992. In UK terms, Devon is a big county to cover. To reduce cost and establish a close liaison, the south Devon service is co-located with the Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter. After the success of this Exeter based service, a second helicopter was introduced in Apr 2005, based in north Devon to reduce flight times. It moved to its present purpose-built building on the south side of Eaglescott in early 2007.
News of Devon Air Ambulance
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
Devon Police and air ambulance relocated, 12-May-14 : Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon Air Ambulance Trust have this week relocated helicopter operations to a new shared airbase at Exeter Airport.
Devon Air Ambulance get Air Operators Certificate, 07-Mar-14 : This week Devon’s Air Ambulances (DAAT) are celebrating becoming truly independent and self-sufficient.
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| 04-Sep-13 - Second EC135 for UK Devon Air Ambulance |
12-Jul-13 - Devon Air Ambulance completed 20,000th mission
List of aircraft
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|1080||ec135p2+||2012|| G-DAAN : Devon Air Ambulance Dec12 |
: Devon Air Ambulance; 21jul13 pictured at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford
: Devon Air Ambulance changed ownership from Aug13
| G-DAAN : Eurocopter UK, Dec12-Aug13 |
|0312||ec135t2||2003|| G-DAAT : Leased by Devon Air Ambulance Trust from Bond Helicopters in Aug 2004. || G-DAAT : McAlpine Helicopters May-Aug 2004 |
G-DAAT : Bond Air Services from Aug04; Devon Air Ambulance
G-NWAE : Bond Air Services Oct13-Apr16
G-NWAE : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd from Apr16
|0656||ec135t2+||2008|| G-DVAA : Devon Air Ambulance from Aug 2008 || D-HECL : Eurocopter Germany, to G-DVAA |
G-DVAA : Eurocopter UK Mar/Aug 2008
|S-135/914||105d|| G-NDAA : Devon Air Ambulance in red livery || G-WMAA : 105DBS-4 type, parts of G-PASB
Bond Helicopters 1994-1999; Bond Air Servic+ |
G-NDAA : Bond Air Services from Feb06