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11 Fast Facts You’ll Never Guess About Air Ambulances

Learn more about these life-saving aircraft vehicles!

Published on March 26th, 2024 in Medical Evacuation

An air ambulance is a specialized aircraft (typically an airplane) equipped to provide emergency medical services and transportation for individuals who require urgent medical attention. It is provisioned with life-saving materials and equipment and staffed with highly trained medical personnel to provide care to patients until they reach the appropriate medical facility at their destination—it’s basically a flying hospital! Although there are no official statistics on the number of patients transported by air ambulances, these lifesaving flying hospitals execute thousands of patient transport missions each year. It’s one of the most valuable services that Emergency Assistance Plus® (EA+®) provides to members who experiences a medical emergency while traveling away from home. Take a journey with us as we list 11 Fast Facts you’ll never guess about air ambulances.

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