Ashbourne: New air ambulance helicopter

CaptureA NEW air ambulance helicopter could be taking to the skies over Ashbourne after Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance invested in a new state-of-the-art machine.

The charity’s new helicopter is equipped with a number of technologically advanced features which increase safety and reduce pilot workload.

Compared to the previous model, the new helicopter includes more advanced GPS, radio and autopilot features, as well as upgraded electric systems.

The new autopilot is now capable of carrying out more complex flight procedures. It is also a night-capable aircraft meaning the charity can now look into the need for a night service in its area.

Alex Toft, Director of Operations for The Air Ambulance Service, said: “This new aircraft, the only one of its type in the UK in this role, ensures we continue to deliver the best service, quickly, efficiently and frequently

“Through the support of the general public we continue to strive to offer the best care possible which such new additions support.”

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