Helijet secures air ambulance contract extension
March 25, 2010, Richmond, B.C. - Richmond-based Helijet International has secured a two-year, $9 million contract extension to provide the British Columbia Ambulance Service with dedicated Learjet air medical services.
The contract, which commences April 2010, will see Helijet dedicate its Bombardier Learjet 31A aircraft to flying critical care patients throughout British Columbia, Canada, and beyond, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Every year, BC Ambulance Service paramedics and Helijet flight crew provide air medical transfers and critical care for more than 600 adults and infants. Last year, Helijet’s air medical fleet (two Sikorsky S-76 air ambulance helicopters and one Learjet 31A jet) flew over 1,000,000 kilometres for the BC Ambulance Service.
“We’re proud to play such a key role in the delivery of critical health care to communities and people throughout the province,” said Danny Sitnam, president and CEO, Helijet. “This continued service provision is a reflection of the experience and dedication of our flight crew, engineers, and the entire Helijet team on the ground.”