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 about Great Western Air Ambulance
22-Sep-22 - UK Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) announced 5-year renewal contract with helicopter operator Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore #AirAmbulance
14-Apr-20 - The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) from Gloucestershire, England, is transporting critically ill Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the region supporting the National Health Service (NHS) #coronavirus
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
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.
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.
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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) Oct14-2016?, pictured (pic1) || G-WMAS |
|0746||ec135t2+||2008|| G-GWAC : Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) /Helimed65 by based at Almondsbury, o+ |
: Sep19 GWAAC pictured (pic2), op by Babcock
: asg NHS for coronavirus patients transport
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|S-135/914||105d|| G-NDAA : Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) in green/blue livery || G-WMAA |