FAI Air Ambulance Keeping Busy with Covid Transports

 - October 22, 2020, 10:33 AM
Since March FAI has performed 70 flights of Covid-19 patients in 47 countries with the single patient isolation and transport system EpiShuttle. (Image: FAI)

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.

FAI’s air ambulance division has been operating at maximum capacity since March for repatriation and medevac flights, including 70 flights of Covid-19 patients in 47 countries. Using EpiGuard’s single patient isolation and transport system called EpiShuttle, those medevac flights have included Iraq, China, and South Sudan.

“I am immensely proud of the way FAI Air Ambulance and our talented team of professionals responded to the immense challenges of the pandemic,” said FAI air ambulance division head Volker Lemke. “We have collaborated with EpiGuard in on further development in safe isolation and transport. Our investments in the EpiShuttle has increased our efficiency in Covid-19 transport.”

FAI’s use of the EpiShuttle is providing valuable understanding into the use of the system, said EpiGuard CEO Ellen Cathrine Andersen. “Collaborating with a professional partner as FAI gives us firsthand information on the use of the EpiShuttle, as well as insight to practicalities you only experience in the field of duty,” she explained.

As a result of FAI’s work this year, it has been nominated in the air ambulance company of the year category in the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal’s industry awards.