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From left: Patrick Schomaker, director of sales and marketing, European Air Ambulance; Larry C. Baker, ITIJ award sponsor, UC San Diego Health; and Hans-Jörg Strauss, CFO, European Air Ambulance.

European Air Ambulance flies flag for Europe with global awards win

November 25, 2016:

Luxembourg-based European Air Ambulance (EAA) has won global recognition for its ground-breaking innovation, commitment to patient care, and ongoing investment in air services worldwide.

The company, which operates from state-of-the-art headquarters at Luxembourg Airport, was crowned Air Ambulance Provider of the Year for 2016 at the ITIJ Industry Awards in Berlin, beating competition from the USA, Canada and Africa to take the award.

EAA’s pioneering infectious disease module and self-developed stretcher system for heavier-weight patients were singled out for specific praise, and helped the company win the votes of clients and industry colleagues.

One of the largest specialised air ambulance service providers in Europe, offering worldwide repatriation 24/7/365, EAA is about to add a fourth Learjet 45XR to its air ambulance fleet as part of a continuing renewal strategy, upgrading from LJ 35A.

EAA director of sales and marketing, Patrick Schomaker, said: “We are continually looking to improve, invest and innovate, and our focus on client services and patient care is renowned.

“Winning the award was a proud moment, and recognition of the professionalism and dedication that underpins EAA. Our 165 staff work incredibly hard, and we would all like to thank our clients and others in the industry who voted for us; we take this as a sign of trust in our company.”

The achievement comes towards the end of a year when EAA fully settled in to its new headquarters at Luxembourg Airport, with all staff now under one roof and making the most of the improved communication and logistical support this allows.

There are exceptional in-house maintenance and training facilities, and EAA’s unique first responder medical centre is another ground-breaking development, the first of its kind in the country, and capable of handling mass casualty incidents.


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