Charity Air Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service operates a world-class air ambulance service directly funded by NHS Scotland, that undertakes around 3,500 air missions per year using two fixed wing planes and two helicopters.

In 2013, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, a registered charity in Scotland, launched the country’s first air ambulance helicopter funded entirely by charitable donations.

The helicopter is based at Perth Airport and operates across Scotland during daylight hours as an additional air ambulance alongside the existing Service aircraft. It is dispatched to 999 emergencies and patient transfers by Service Ambulance Control Centres and care is delivered by Service air Paramedics who fly on the aircraft.