The Yuma County Airport Authority announced its recent lease agreement with AeroCare who will base their operations at Yuma International Airport’s Pappy Boyington Hangar within the airport’s Defense Contractor Complex. The agreement includes an option for AeroCare to construct additional facilities allowing for expansion of their existing operations within five (5) years.
AeroCare, a Guardian Flight operation, has been providing safe and responsive air medical transportation since 2003. The company is strategically located to respond to the needs of Southwestern Arizona and the Four Corners Area. AeroCare executes thousands of calls per year with the most highly trained professionals, and understands better than any other air medical provider in the area how to successfully operate a program in such an amazing region.
Yuma International Airport Director, Gladys Brown shared “Our team is truly excited about this announcement and the timing of this agreement could not have been more perfect for both parties. Our entire team has worked hard to create the environment for aviation and aerospace industries to prosper, and AeroCare is another example of that success.”
“We are incredibly pleased to expand our operations at the Yuma International Airport,” said AeroCare Program Director Dave Simkins. “The hangar investment is an ongoing commitment to our staff, our medical partners and the community and will continue, even during extreme weather, to allow us to provide quicker access to definitive health care for all of those who live in the Yuma region.”
“AeroCare has proven to be a strong community partner by providing essential air medical transportation services throughout Yuma County and the desert southwest,” said Gladys Brown. “We are proud of their involvement within the community to help stimulate interest in their profession and their plans for future expansion at the airport.”
AeroCare is a participating provider in the AirMedCare Network, the nation’s largest air medical transport membership program. When transported by AeroCare, AMCN members incur no out of pocket expenses for a medically necessary flight. Membership is $85 a year for an entire household or $65 a year for seniors. In addition to covering members when flown by AeroCare, membership extends to all AMCN’s providers in 320 locations across 38 states.
For more information, visit www.aerocaretransport.com.