Helijet awarded air ambulance contract extension
September 19, 2007 By Matt Nicholls
Canadian-owned Helijet International Inc. has been awarded a two-year extension to its existing British Columbia Air Ambulance helicopter contract.
Canadian-owned Helijet International Inc. has been awarded a two-year extension to its existing British Columbia Air Ambulance helicopter contract. The contract has an estimated value of $10 million.
The contract extension means Helijet will continue to operate two dedicated air medical helicopters for the Province of British Columbia into September, 2010. Both helicopters will continue to be based at Helijet’s hangar at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal and will be used primarily for critical care patient transfers between communities and greater Vancouver critical care centres. The helicopters and their crew will be on call 24/7 year-round.
Every year, Helijet air ambulance pilots and BC Ambulance Service paramedics provide air medical transfers and critical care for approximately 600 adult and infant patients on Vancouver Island and in South Western BC. Helijet is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business and has won numerous awards for outstanding customer service and safety standards.