Air Ambulances UK
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We champion, represent and support the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities right across the UK, enabling them to save even more lives every day

We are focussed on providing vital national funding support, raising awareness, enabling advancements in patient care, advocating on key issues and policy, as well as being the central hub for the exchange of information and knowledge across the air ambulance sector.

Our work is vital because air ambulance charities form part of the UK’s frontline emergency response services, making lifesaving missions to around 80 people a day in urgent need of pre-hospital lifesaving care, but are funded by donations.

Did you know?

Air ambulances operated by 21 air ambulance charities across the UK
Average number of lifesaving missions a day
The average mission cost is
*cost varies depending on geography, patient need, clinical and operational models of the local air ambulance charity.
Funded almost entirely by donations

Saving Milli

Through representing, supporting and advocating the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities, we are helping them to save lives across the UK every day.

See how Essex & Herts Air Ambulance saved one-day old baby Milli.

The 21 air ambulance charities that our Fundraising Partnerships support

Our Members

We are very proud to be working with our Members and Fundraising Partners to help air ambulance charities save even more lives.

Fundraising Partners Present and Past


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AAUK Independent Trustee Vacancy

AAUK Independent Trustee Vacancy Air Ambulances UK is the national charity championing and supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities. We have five main goals:- Inspiring National Engagement and Support …

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance extends its life-saving service to fly at night

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) teams at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) are for the first time flying in the hours of darkness, having completed the Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) training necessary to extend…
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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance set to inspire the next generation of Air Ambulance doctors

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance set to inspire the next generation of Air Ambulance doctors On 13th January, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) clinicians invited foundation doctors wishing to specialise in pre-hospital emergency medicine…
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Busiest year in four years for MAGPAS air ambulance charity

Photo captions (from left to right) and attached: Photo 1 – Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Anne Booth and CCP Dan Read Photo 2 – The Magpas Air Ambulance in flight Magpas Air Ambulance experienced its busiest year in four years…

Operations Director for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance retires after 16 years’ service

After 16 years with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) Cliff Gale has retired as Operations Director. Cliff joined the charity back in 2007, having spent 30 years with Sussex Police where he gained hands-on experience managing the…

Air Ambulance Week 2023

The national campaign by Air Ambulances UK to raise awareness of the life saving work of the UK’s air ambulances – Air Ambulance Week 2023 will start September 4th – September 10th 2023. AAUK champions, represents and supports…

Air Ambulance Charities

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