The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust has confirmed it’s helicopter has been passed fit to fly and is now back online after being grounded last week.
At 7.30pm on Saturday, Bond Air Services cleared the Trust’s EC135 aircraft to return to normal flight operations. It was grounded on Thursday as a precautionary measure, following an issue with the fuel indication system on one of the firm’s aircraft.
Mark McGeown, Chief Executive of the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance, said: “We fully believe that the safety of patients and air ambulance staff is the number one priority. Obviously we are pleased to be able to resume normal operations. I would like to thank our colleagues in the South Central Ambulance Service and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance for helping us maintain our emergency cover during these last few days.”