Great North Air Ambulance Service

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Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) Pride of Cumbria aircraft (G-NHAB) based in Langwathby, near Penrith, Cumbria.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) is an English charity based in the United Kingdom. It provides air ambulance services across the North of England, including North Yorkshire, the North-East, Cumbria and Scottish borders. It currently operates three helicopters across its bases at Langwathby, near Penrith, Cumbria and Durham Tees Valley Airport. All three aircraft were introduced into service during 2010 and 2011 are owned by the charity, previous aircraft being leased. The three helicopters are Eurocopter Dauphin AS 365 N2s[1] G-NHAA, G-NHAB and G-NHAC.


The Great North Air Ambulance Service operates three aircraft, based across northern England. It is one of only three air ambulance services in the UK to operate three aircraft, the others being the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Wales Air Ambulance.[2][3] However the Scottish Ambulance Service operates two rotary wing and two fixed wing aircraft. Scotland's service is the only NHS funded Air Ambulance service in the UK.


The Great North Air Ambulance must raise £4.5 million a year to keep their three helicopters in the sky.[4] The charity has successfully used a number of different marketing tactics to raise the required £4 million each year.

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  1. ^ "Aviation News, read all the latest aviation news". Multiflight. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 3 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The Association of Air Ambulances in the UK". 11 September 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Home of Great North Air Ambulance". GNAAS. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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