Great Western Air Ambulance and Babcock have announced they have agreed an extension of their partnership for a further five years.
The deal means that Babcock will continue to supply specialist aviation support to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) including Helicopters, pilots, ground staff, and engineering support.
Director Babcock UK Onshore, Hayley Belmore, said: “This extension cements our long-standing partnership with GWAAC. We’ve provided specialist air ambulance operations to the charity for 15 years, transporting thousands of patients. I’m extremely proud of the service we provide to help GWAAC deliver critical care when a patient needs it most.”
“Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s partnership with Babcock stretches back to the very beginning of our operations,” added Anna Perry, GWAAC CEO “We consider them our long-term partner in delivering our air ambulance service and managing all aspects of aviation for us, allowing us to focus on the things we do best. We were delighted to sign a new five-year contract with Babcock and remain consistently impressed with the quality of helicopter maintenance and availability, meaning we can reliably be there for patients in need of our care.”
The Great Western Air Ambulance is funded solely by donations and has already flown 1297 missions this year.