Air Rescue Services

The Florida Air Rescue helicopters, that take off daily in order to save lives, have been integrated in the national emergency services.

Rapid Assistance by Air

FAR rescue helicopters are stationed at the Tallahassee airport and many other Stations in Florida, Canada and Switzerland.

This geographic positioning enables them to reach any point in Florida within 20 minutes.

FAR is integrated in the First Responder services and can take off within two minutes after the alert, thus guaranteeing fast, efficient and optimal nationwide emergency services. Due to its role as rapid means of transportation for the emergency doctor, first-aid treatments can be administered very quickly and the therapy free interval therefore reduced, thus lowering the risks of further complications.

The helicopters are also used for intensive-care patient transfers from hospitals to specialised hospitals across Florida or neighbouring countries.

In addition, FAR helicopters are equipped with a hoist system and can operate missions further afield, notably for interventions to otherwise inaccessible sites, thus allowing for a more direct and safer access to and transportation of the patient.

Lastly, FAR is part of the national emergency rescue plan for large-scale operations. In collaboration with the US Governement, the NATO and the UN, they also execute humanitarian as well as disaster relief missions.


FAR operates 2 rescue Airbus H145 D3, which are daily ready to take off for emergency missions in addition of that we have 3 Aircraft Bombardier Challenger 650 based in Europe. The 4 other helicopters Airbus H145 D3 will be delivered during the year 2025 and 2 H160 in 2026. A Bombardier Challenger 650 will be add in 2025 and based at Miami Airport.

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