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Anglia One has landed

Just Regional
Mar 14, 2016 2 mins read

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) celebrated the arrival of its new helicopter, the H145, on March 11, and would like to thank the people of East Anglia whose incredible support made it possible.

The new aircraft is in service as Anglia One and is based at Norwich Airport. It carries enough fuel to fly for more than two hours, with a range of 300 nautical miles (335 miles), and provides EAAA with the capability of carrying two flight crew, three clinicians and a patient, not to mention a wide range of lifesaving equipment and devices.

It also has greater cabin space and allows more to be done to help the patient during the transfer process.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, attended the launch and wished the aircraft well for its life in operation over East Anglia. The Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Revd Alan Hopes, was also present and spent time speaking with the EAAA clinical crew who will fly on Anglia One.

Patrick Peal, chief executive of EAAA said: “We are indebted to the people of East Anglia for their support and encouragement which has seen us grow from one helicopter, one day a week operation in 2000, to two state-of-the-art helicopters with a doctor and critical-care paramedic crew available every day of the year from 7am-1.30am.”

Sir William Cubitt, EAAA chairman, added: “The new H145 is the next major step in our journey for continuous improvement of pre-hospital emergency care across East Anglia.”

Since the charity was set up in 2000, more than 18,000 missions have been carried out across East Anglia. The charity now has two H145 helicopters in service, Anglia One based at Norwich Airport and Anglia Two (launched in April 2015) based at Cambridge Airport.

For more information on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit www.eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999.  You can also follow the charity on Twitter @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ the Facebook page: East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.

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