Richmond, BC (October 29th 2015): Helijet Intl. Inc. (“Helijet”) and Executive Air Ambulance (“EAA”), both based in Richmond, BC, Canada, have agreed to form a strategic business alliance effective this November.
Executive Air Ambulance is a full service bed-to-bed private air ambulance company, with a team that has more than 170 years of combined experience in providing aero-medical services. EAA has managed thousands of safe and successful transports to every corner of the globe.
Under a seven-year agreement, the two companies will jointly provide dedicated, medically-equipped jet aircraft, specifically a Hawker 800A and a Learjet 31A, on a 24-7 world-wide basis. The fixed wing-turbojet air medical transport service will cater to existing and future medical assist companies, insurance companies and private sector clients throughout North America and abroad.
Helijet will operate both jets exclusively for EAA’s medical transport undertakings. From its 24,000 square foot facility at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Helijet will provide the home base for the aircraft, its highly trained flight crews and EAA management and medical personnel. EAA’s experienced medical staff includes Registered Nurses, Critical Care Flight Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians.
“The services provided by both Helijet and EAA are certainly complementary, and we’ll be able to work together on a synergistic basis to the benefit of both firms, and their customers,” stated Daniel Sitnam, President of Helijet. “Our base and aircraft, combined with EAA’s considerable experience in air ambulance service, means each of us is able to concentrate on our individual areas of expertise, while also helping deliver superior air transport services for patients, no matter where they may be.”
“Over time, we have grown our business utilizing aircraft from a number of sources, but we’ve now reached a point where we need to have a single supplier partner with us to consistently provide the service and the quality standards which have become EAA’s hallmark,” said Dr. Neil Mclean, Medical Director Executive Ambulance Service. “With Helijet’s exemplary track record and an established base of operations near us in Richmond, we recognized a perfect fit for both of us, and together we have the ability to assure our customers of the standard of service they’ve come to expect from EAA.”
Helijet International is a Canadian-owned company and North America’s largest scheduled helicopter service carrying well over two million passengers in the past 29 years. In addition to its scheduled helicopter services, Helijet is a major service provider of dedicated medically equipped helicopters to the BC Air Ambulance Service of British Columbia. Helijet provides exclusive use helicopter and business jet services to world renowned Sport Fishing Resorts, public service and energy companies throughout the West Coast of British Columbia and Pacific Northwest.
About Executive Air Ambulance:
Executive Air Ambulance is a full service air ambulance company with offices at the South Terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Executive Air Ambulance has more than 170 years of combined experience providing aero-medical services. Through an exclusive agreement with Helijet International, EAA is able to offer unparalleled value without compromise to safety or reliability. EAA’s highly trained flight crews have flown air ambulance missions to over 50 countries. EAA’s experienced medical staff includes Registered Nurses, Critical Care Flight Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians. Many EAA escorts are also fluent in languages including Mandarin, Hindi, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog and more.