NS4866 : Scottish Ambulance Service at Glasgow Airport

taken 4 years ago, near to Glasgow Airport, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Scottish Ambulance Service at Glasgow Airport
Scottish Ambulance Service at Glasgow Airport
At the Gama Aviation hangars at the east end of the airfield.
Gama Aviation Hangars at Glasgow Airport
The hangars were built in two phases between 2012 and 2014.

Gama Aviation has worked in association with the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Scotland since 1993 to provide an air ambulance service. These hangars are home to specially equipped aircraft which together with medical and flight crews provide round-the-clock cover for routine and urgent patient transfer.

Gama also provides international and domestic facilities for private aircraft.

Here is a LinkExternal link to the Gama Aviation Glasgow web site.
Scottish Air Ambulance Service at Glasgow airport :: NS4867
The Scottish Air Ambulance (SAS) fleet consists of two helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft, each of which was purpose built to SAS specifications.

One Airbus H145 helicopter is based in Glasgow (the other is based at Inverness). This responds to emergency calls and requests from remote, rural or island clinicians to provide medical care and transport to mainland health care facilities.

One King Air 200c plane is also based in Glasgow (the other is based at Aberdeen). This normally responds to medical requests to transfer patients between hospitals.

The Glasgow fleet is based at the Gama Aviation hangar at the east side of the main runway. Gama Aviation was awarded the Scotland-wide contract in 2013 and it will run until 2020. Bond Air Services operate the helicopters on Gama’s behalf.

In addition to being the home of air ambulance operations in the west of Scotland, the Glasgow base is also home to the Scottish Specialist Transport and Retrieval Service 'Scotstar' LinkExternal link , which is a national retrieval service for critically-ill patients. Scotstar includes the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, the Scottish Neonatal Transport Service and the Scottish Paediatric Retrieval Service. The service has immediate access to specialist vehicles and aircraft and is the first such facility in the UK.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 August, 2015
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Business, Retail, Services  Air transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4828 6684 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.2462N 4:25.5810W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4818 6687
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