UK aviation services provider Centreline has acquired Exeter Airport-based aeromedical transport operator Capital Air Ambulance. Included in the deal are Capital’s two Beechcraft King Air 200s, ground ambulances, and a “significant” suite of specialized medical equipment.
Centreline is a subsidiary of Pula Aviation Services Ltd. (PASL), which operates FBOs at Bristol International Airport and its home base of Guernsey Airport, as well as providing aircraft charter, management, sales, and maintenance services. It plans to relocate Capital Air Ambulance to Bristol, where it will work closely with the National Health Service on inter-hospital patient transfers.
Capital Air founders Malcolm and Lisa Humphries are among the staff that will join the PASL team. “As Capital Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years in aviation, this is an exciting new chapter in our history and ensures the dedicated aeromedical services and high-quality patient care that Capital is associated with will continue to be available to our very established customer base,” said Malcolm Humphries.
“This acquisition provides us with a new capability and supports our growth strategy, in this case diversifying our aircraft charter operations and entering into the special mission sector of aircraft operations,” noted PASL CEO Steve Page.