New air ambulances for Scotland
A new generation of air ambulance helicopters aims to cut flying time while allowing more room for medics and relatives of patients.
Two new aircraft will enter service in 2014 as part of a contract worth £120million over seven years, the Scottish Government said.
The EC 145T2 models will reduce flight time across the mainland, Western Isles and Orkney to about one hour while reducing the need to refuel. They have more space for medical staff and will allow relatives and carers to travel, when appropriate.
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