The contract which takes effect on April 1, 2011 will see Helijet provide three dedicated helicopters to Air Ambulance duties, on call for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round.
The contract will run eight years with the possibility of a four year option. Details of the contract particulars were provided in a press release from the BC Ambulance Service issued today.
Helijet outlined for the Vancouver Sun that they will be purchasing and using Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters and will require a staff of 45 to manage, fly and maintain the air ambulance fleet. It's not known how many of that staff of 45 will be based out of Prince Rupert.
The Air Ambulances will fly out of the Richmond headquarters of the company, as well as provide for a dedicated Northern air ambulance which will fly out of Prince Rupert.
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