Devon Air Ambulance were our featured account between 21 Sept– 28 Sept 2014
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity. Registered Charity No: 1077998.
Their aim is “to relieve sickness and injury in and around the county of Devon through provision of an emergency Air Ambulance Service.”
Every year the Charity needs to raise £4.5 million to run the service. In addition, they need to raise around £1m more to build capital funds in order to ensure they can replace their aircraft after ten years’ service and to meet significant maintenance and repair costs plus ambitious plans to extend their operating hours.
In March 2014 the Charity became wholly independent meaning that through the Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company (DAATC) it applied and was successful in being awarded with its own Air Operating Certificate (AOC). This means effectively the service and Charity are able to make more operational decisions without the need for a third party, therefore liaising directly with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).