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Maldivian Introducing A Second Air Ambulance Aircraft, A DHC6 Twin Otter

Maldivian Airlines has launched its inaugural Air Ambulance Service, a significant stride toward enhancing emergency medical care in the Maldives.


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The collaboration between Maldivian Airlines, the Ministry of Health, and the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA) has resulted in the creation of the first-of-its-kind air ambulance service in the Maldives. This transformative initiative ensures swift and safe critical care delivery to patients in need.


To fortify this essential service, Maldivian Airlines has already introduced a dedicated aircraft: a De Havilland Dash8-200. The Dash8 can operate to all domestic airports within the Maldives, this versatile aircraft also can extends its services internationally to India and Sri Lanka.


Maldivian is now poised to expand its fleet further by converting a second aircraft: a DHC6 Seaplane Twin Otter to be utilized entirely for Air Ambulance Services. This amphibious marvel is uniquely suited to reach local islands, even those far from traditional airports. The seaplane’s capabilities will facilitate direct flights to remote locations, ensuring timely and efficient medical assistance.


Whether for residents or visitors, the addition of the DHC6 Seaplane Twin Otter promises to significantly improve the reach and effectiveness of air ambulance operations in the country.



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