The UK’s Specialist Air Ambulance Operator
Capital Air Ambulance
Rapid response UK, EU and global medical repatriations with a guaranteed bed-to-bed service.
Professional Standards. Rapid, global response medical repatriations with a guaranteed bed-to-bed service.
For a safe, efficient and speedy way to bring a seriously ill patient home, or move them to a specialist hospital or higher level of medical care, Capital Air Ambulance is the swiftest and simplest solution to providing the ultimate bed-to-bed service and guaranteed peace of mind.
A dedicated fleet of medically-equipped ground ambulances is operated to patient needs. If a client is unable to fly home, and is searching for alternative medical transportation, Capital can provide ground transfers in the UK and from most European destinations.
Capital delivers tailored packages, including medical escorts on commercial flights for those patients well enough to travel on a scheduled service, specialist neonatal transfers, the transfer of multiple patients, and inter-UK hospital transfers.
The Ultimate bed-to-bed service
Capital Air Ambulance provides rapid response global medical repatriation services, with a dedicated fleet of air and ground ambulances, providing the ultimate bed-to-bed service and guaranteed peace of mind, using critical care-equipped fleet and highly trained medical teams.
Founded in 1991 and acquired by Centreline AV Limited, a Pula Aviation Services Limited business in 2020, Capital is the largest air ambulance provider in the UK supporting medical assistance companies with patient repatriation requirements. It offers the most comprehensive and high-quality service in the sector, medical teams accompany patients throughout their journey and transfer them seamlessly to a UK hospital – providing an unparalleled quality and continuity of care, from start to finish.
With a home base at Bristol Airport, excellent access is available to the medical supply chain and medical staff resources as well as the perfect operational base from which to deliver it services.
A full spectrum of patients can be cared for, our resources include specialist adult, neonatal and paediatric equipment to care for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. A full critical care capability can be provided on board the King Air aircraft for patients requiring such care at the outset, or in the event that a medical condition deteriorates during the journey.
Our team is available 24/7/365 to assist. Each patient mission is fully and accurately planned and briefed to all medical stakeholders. Medical staff at the point of origin, Capital’s on aircraft team and specialists at the patient’s destination are coordinated throughout each mission to ensure each patient transfer is as seamless as possible.
News and Views
Rapid, global response medical repatriations with a guaranteed bed-to-bed service.
Bristol based aviation business, Centreline acquires Capital Air Ambulance
Centreline AV Limited, a Pula Aviation Services Limited (PASL) business, has acquired the trading name and key assets of Capital Air Ambulance from the Rigby Group.
What sets Capital Air Ambulance apart from other air ambulance operators is the calibre of its team and the high-quality care provided.
Malcolm Humphries is the Training Manager for Capital Air Ambulance. Malcolm has over seventeen thousand hours of flying time and held the posts of Managing Director, Chief Pilot and Chief Training Captain for more than 20 years at Capital. Malcolm has vast experience and knowledge as both an instructor and examiner.
HEAD OF MEDICAL SERVICES
Lisa Humphries is the Head of Medical Services for Capital Air Ambulance. Lisa has over 30 years’ experience in aviation and started Capital Air Ambulance with her husband, Malcolm, more than 25 years ago. Head of Medical Services at Capital, Lisa oversees Capital Air Ambulance’s commercial and customer relation activities.
Dr. ROWAN HARDY
Dr Rowan Hardy is the Medical Director for Capital Air Ambulance. Dr Hardy is an experienced consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine with 16 years’ experience at the Royal United Hospital. Dr Hardy focuses on patient care whilst overseeing the medical team’s safety program and standard operating procedures.
Carl Era RN
FLIGHT NURSE CO-ORDINATOR
Carl Era RN is the Flight Nurse Co-ordinator for Capital Air Ambulance. Carl has undertaken over 150 flights at Capital and has over 30 years of Intensive Care experience in Adult Trauma, Neuro Trauma, Cardio Thoracic, Aviation Critical Care Medicine, and has most recently expanded his experience into Specialist Neonatal Intensive Care.
We care for the full spectrum of patients with acute and chronic medical conditions.