Royal Jet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ), represented by the UAE Search and Rescue Team, to become their official air transportation and medical evacuation carrier.
Royal Jet will be the first private jet operator in the Middle East to undertake this task for a local governmental organisation involved in search and rescue efforts.
The MoU was signed between Colonel Mohammed Abdul Jalil Al Ansari, head of the UAE Search and Rescue Team and field liaison officer between the UAE Ministry of Interior and the United Nations, and Fahad Wali, Royal Jet’s chief commercial officer.
The signing was held in the presence of Shane O’Hare, president and CEO of Royal Jet, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, director general of central operations in Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, Mohammed Al Mazrouei who is a Royal Jet Board member and Nasser Al Dhaheri, director of protocol at Royal Jet.
“Royal Jet’s medical evacuation experience over the last 10 years has seen us handling several emergency situations involving transportation of injured patients due to natural calamities and manmade disasters,” explained O’Hare. “Royal Jet’s medevac division has handled missions in the most challenging of situations across community, political and government sectors from around the world and nearer home in the GCC.
“Our team specialises in all forms of critical care, emergency care and anaesthesia. They are experienced in neonatal and paediatric medicine, cardiac conditions, transplant candidates and recipients, patients using ventilators and those with head or spinal injuries.”
Royal Jet is the oldest company in the region to provide medevac services having flown over 1650 missions to date.
O’Hare concluded: “We are always on standby to fly people in need of emergency medical treatment anywhere in the world and we are proud to be able to respond immediately to the urgent needs of the UAE. Our own team of specialist doctors is supported by a fabulous operations unit that enables us to react to emergencies at very short notice.”