The Air Ambulance had been based on the north side of Filton since 2008 but following an announcement by British Aerospace to sell the site, a new base was needed. Planning was finally approved after objections, in Dec 2016; the new base at Almondsbury, adjacent to the M4/M5 motorway interchange became operational in 2018.
News of Great Western Air Ambulance
GWAAC’ Almondsbury Air Base Opening, 30-Sep-19 : UK’ Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) held a ceremony to officially open their new purpose-built emergency operations base in Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire
South West England Ambulances Began Carrying Blood, 24-Aug-15 : Wiltshire and Great Western Air Ambulances both began carrying blood on the helicopter which will benefit patients in need of emergency blood transfusion.
Great Western Air Ambulance 7th Birthday, 03-Jun-15 : UK Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) has been proving lifesaving critical care to those who need it the most for seven years.
Great Western Air Ambulance new EC135, 16-Oct-14 : After a big fundraising campaign and support from members of the public Great Western Air Ambulance Charity have today received their new EC135 helicopter.
Great Western Air Ambulance List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|0174||ec135t1||2001|| G-GWAA : Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) d/d 16 || G-WMAS : Bond Air Services Jun01-Oct14, HEMS, test serial D-HECK |
G-GWAA : Bond Air Services Oct14-Apr16, EC135T2 type
G-WMAS : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd from Apr16
: May/Nov 2018, sold Eurocopter EC-130-T2 2001; TT 6,089 Hrs, u$s 1,595,0+
|0746||ec135t2+||2008|| G-GWAC : Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) /Helimed65 by based at Almondsbury, o+ |
: Sep19 GWAAC pictured (pic2), op by Babcock
| G-WASN : Eurocopter UK Dec08-May09 |
G-WASN : Bond Air Services May09-2016
G-WASN : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd from Apr16
|S-135/914||105d|| G-NDAA : Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) in green/blue livery || G-WMAA : 105DBS-4 type, parts of G-PASB
Bond Helicopters 1994-1999; Bond Air Servic+ |
G-NDAA : Bond Air Services from Feb06