What is an air ambulance?

What is an air ambulance?

An air ambulance is a medically staffed and equipped flight that allows patients, who are otherwise unable to travel, quick and long-distance transport via the air.

There are two types of air ambulances:

  • Fixed-Wing Air Ambulance

    • This includes airplanes such as jets and props
    • Appropriate for long range
    • Better suited for:
      • specialized care
      • medical repatriation (if someone gets hurt while traveling)
      • medical tourism (traveling for care in another country)
    • Referred to as a lifeguard flight in aviation
  • Rotary Air Ambulance

    • This includes helicopters
    • Appropriate for shorter distances
    • Used for rescues and emergency services, transporting trauma patients to trauma hospitals, etc.

Advanced Air Ambulance provides all kinds of fixed-wing medical flight services. Within fixed-wing, we provide a variety of services, including: private air ambulance, neonatal and pediatric transports, and on-board commercial airline stretchers. We are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays.