MAS wins UK Air Ambulance Radio Contract

22 June 2009

Medical Aviation Services Ltd – one of the UK’s leading air ambulance operators – has announced signing a contract with SunGard Public Sector Ltd to install Tetra radios across the air ambulance fleet in England, Wales and Scotland as part of the Ambulance Service’s “Airwave” programme.

The contract involves installing digitally encrypted tactical radios in the majority of the UK’s air ambulances, including those operated by MAS itself and other operators.

The first phase covers 16 helicopters with several types including MD Explorers, EC 135, BK 117 and AS 365 Dauphin. The delivery programme is spread across the next 12 months, with more kits to follow.

The contract leads on from successful development trials which were carried out last year working with radio manufacturer Chelton, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

MAS is sister company to Police Aviation Services Ltd and part of the Specialist Aviation Services Group. The work will add to the significant volume of orders for helicopter completions and modifications undertaken by the Group.

In addition to full medical equipment installations, the Group undertakes comprehensive police surveillance equipment installations and is also currently working several CVR/FDR installations for both military and civil clients in Europe and the Middle East.