Commercial

Rotorcraft Report: Company Eyes EMS Operation for Panama

By Staff Writer | May 1, 2007

COMMERCIAL/EMS

A new company is finalizing details of a venture to bring subscriber-based helicopter emergency medical and ambulance services to Panama.

LifeFlight Panama claims it would be the first dedicated helicopter EMS and air ambulance service in Panama, according to the company’s Web site.

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Based in Panama City, LifeFlight proposes offering emergency flights for those covered by subscription or insurance and transports to and from hospitals by contract or charter.

It plans to use "a fully equipped, modern aircraft with a range of 300 nm able to reach more than 90 percent of Panama during daylight hours, including its remote jungle locations, mountains, islands and beaches," according to the company. It said its personnel would be professionally trained and bilingual and meet the same standards as those found in EMS operations in North America and Europe.

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