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What Should You Look for in a Medical Air Evacuation Service?

What to look for


An emergency that requires a medical evacuation doesn't happen with every trip your client takes, but it can happen at any time. When it does, how can you ensure that you have the best partner by your side, ready to take to the sky?

Medical evacuations only really take place when:

What is an Air Ambulance Service?

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If you have ever heard the term “air ambulance” and wondered what it is, we are here to help.

Time and again, people who are either in a remote location, or in a serious emergency have needed urgent medical care and require evacuation to an adequate medical facility.

And, this is where the concept of an air ambulance comes up.

COVID creates complications for medevac industry


As travel restrictions ease, many are embarking on long-delayed trips to visit family and friends across the globe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to present challenges for international travel, including logistical hurdles for those who become seriously ill or injured abroad and require transportation back to their home country.

The biggest air ambulance challenges are on the ground


One of the essential skill requirements to work in the air ambulance industry is undoubtedly the ability to adapt and operate efficiently regardless of the resources and support available on the ground.  Universal Air Evac conducts missions throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East, presenting unique challenges to its doctors and paramedics. Often female medics face additional hurdles, which range from the practical to the patriarchal.

Unique professionals in unique circumstances


Universal Air Evac is Africa’s leading air ambulance operator, providing services throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The Universal Air Evac team has more than 30 000 flight hours of combined air ambulance experience, many of which have been earned under incredibly high-stress conditions.

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Dear Valued Customers, Suppliers and Business Partners,

We are very pleased with the continuous growth trajectory of our independent air ambulance model, thanks to terrific support from the industry. We anticipated that an independent offering would gain traction and it is evident that this is happening at an accelerating pace.

Universal Air Evac helps save scalped seaman
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Universal Air Evac recently assisted in a life-saving rescue operation that began with a late afternoon distress call from a sea-going vessel off the southeastern tip of Madagascar. A ship engineer’s hair had become caught in the engine, tearing his entire scalp off.
Infectious Diseases Management in the Air

infectious deiseases management in the air


Universal Air Evac is pleased to announce the expansion of our capabilities in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic through the  acquisition and implementation of a portable negative pressure isolation unit.

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