Essex Air Ambulance is on the move
Following two years of external consultations and appraisals…it’s now official; Essex Air Ambulance is on the move!
We have undergone massive expansion to accommodate growing clinical responsibilities and fund-raising efforts. In addition, we have to move the helicopter from the Boreham Air Base which is being heavily quarried. Therefore, the pressure is on to move both the Charity office and the Air Base in the next 12 months.
The Charity proposes applying for planning permission to move to a joint site on Earls Colne Airfield. Finding a location to maintain the helicopter’s operational effectiveness is paramount but we also hope that our new facilities will bring extra fund-raising opportunities such as a shop, educational visits and event area, as well as a place for people to simply enjoy refreshments whilst watching the aircraft.
Rather than running two separate buildings, co-location will enable the Charity to save support costs, therefore more funds can be used to keep the County’s life-saving helicopter flying.
Jean Twin from the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust said, “This is a very important time to find a new home for the Essex Air Ambulance to operate from, so for us the clock is already ticking. We have met with the Airfield Liaison Committee and local Parish Councils to share with people our plans and how we would operate. With our plan to co-locate the helicopter and Charity office side by side it will give the people of Essex a greater opportunity to come and see their helicopter, support it in new and exciting ways, as well as offer a new facility to the local community”.
To address concerns raised by local residents; it is important to note that Air Ambulance helicopters are governed by the Civil Aviation Authority and Aviation Law and as such have to follow strict guidelines on flying around or over built up areas.
Over the coming months our relocation team will be visiting a series of local Parish Council meetings to share our vision and plans with as many people as possible, and be on hand to answer specific questions or concerns people may have.
Metro Aviation is completing a new Airbus H125 helicopter for the Tulsa Police Department’s Air Support Unit, the company announced on 18 July. In ...
Guardian Mobility is developing a new variant of its G4 flight tracking product with dual satellite and cellular mode capabilities. By offering satellite and cellular ...
Thommen Aircraft Equipment has developed a new 3ATI high-resolution display module designed for forward fit and retrofit applications in commercial or military OEM programmes. The ...
Aviation Blade Services (ABS) has been acquired by First Aviation Services, a provider of component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft.ABS ...
DRF Luftrettung has received certification from the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI), confirming that the organisation’s emergency rescue operations meet medical and flight operations standards. EURAMI ...
Despite updating the long serving S-92 heavy-lift helicopter range by rolling out new S-92A+ and S-92B redesigns in March, Sikorsky is not planning on closing ...