Helijet, Executive Air Ambulance form operating partnership
Helijet Intl. Inc. (Helijet) and Executive Air Ambulance (EAA) have agreed to form a strategic business alliance effective this November.
Executive Air Ambulance is a full service bed-to-bed private air ambulance company, with a team that has more than 170 years of combined experience in providing aero-medical services. EAA has managed thousands of safe and successful transports to every corner of the globe.
Under a seven-year agreement, the two companies will jointly provide dedicated, medically-equipped jet aircraft, specifically a Hawker 800A and a Learjet 31A, on a 24-7 world-wide basis. The fixed wing-turbojet air medical transport service will cater to existing and future medical assist companies, insurance companies and private sector clients throughout North America and abroad.
Helijet will operate both jets exclusively for EAA’s medical transport undertakings. From its 24,000 square foot facility at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Helijet will provide the home base for the aircraft, its highly trained flight crews and EAA management and medical personnel. EAA’s experienced medical staff includes Registered Nurses, Critical Care Flight Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians.
“The services provided by both Helijet and EAA are certainly complementary, and we’ll be able to work together on a synergistic basis to the benefit of both firms, and their customers,” stated Daniel Sitnam, President of Helijet. “Our base and aircraft, combined with EAA’s considerable experience in air ambulance service, means each of us is able to concentrate on our individual areas of expertise, while also helping deliver superior air transport services for patients, no matter where they may be.”
“Over time, we have grown our business utilizing aircraft from a number of sources, but we’ve now reached a point where we need to have a single supplier partner with us to consistently provide the service and the quality standards which have become EAA’s hallmark,” said Dr. Neil Mclean, Medical Director Executive Ambulance Service. “With Helijet’s exemplary track record and an established base of operations near us in Richmond, we recognized a perfect fit for both of us, and together we have the ability to assure our customers of the standard of service they’ve come to expect from EAA.”