Air ambulance types

Light jet



If your patient needs to travel abroad for medical treatment, an air ambulance is often the most direct and convenient way to travel. It’s also extremely fast – we can usually arrange a flight within hours of your first call, and be airborne within 24 hours.

What are air ambulances?

An air ambulance is a private jet that has been specially adapted to enable medical support for patients while in transit. A highly-qualified doctor, paramedic or team of medics travels with your patient to care for them until they reach the destination airport and are transferred safely to your home or local hospital. We take all necessary equipment and medicines with us on the flight.

From anywhere, to anywhere

EMS Ambulance uses one of the most advanced networks of private jets in the world for medical transports and repatriations. With hundreds of aeroplanes stationed in over 5,000 international airports, we can get you quickly and securely to almost any destination.

Advanced patient care, with 5-star service

Our standard air ambulance transports take place on premium private jets. They include a bespoke treatment area, five-star service and facilities, and space for up to eight passengers travelling with your patient and medical team. Available short, medium or long-haul, they are suitable for anyone who requires medium-care medical support (the stage between general hospital and intensive care).

High-care transports are carried out on air ambulance jets that have been specially modified for emergency inflight support and treatment. Essentially mobile ICUs, the aircraft come with specialist medical crew, state-of-the-art equipment, and room for an extra passenger travelling with your patient. They can also accommodate COVID-positive patients who need to travel in full isolation

Which type of air ambulance do I need?

When you contact EMS, we’ll help you determine which air ambulance flight type is best for your patient. This will depend on factors like their current condition, where they are now, and how far you need to travel. Medium-care transports are designed for patients who need specialist support after an illness or operation – for example, people who need a concentrated oxygen supply, or who are flying to a foreign hospital for cancer or stroke treatment, or for medical tourism. An intensive-care transport is a mobile ICU with minute-by-minute monitoring of a patient’s vitals and emergency treatment if it’s needed – for example, patients who are unconscious, or who have suffered a serious accident or life-threatening illness.

Contact EMS Ambulance for a free quote

Looking for an air ambulance company to repatriate a loved one? We can bring your patient home safely within 48 hours. Please contact the EMS team and they’ll be able to advise you on the best option for your transport. Our multilingual medical team can provide support during repatriation from any country in the world. The cost of a flight ambulance is always case-specific. Please call our friendly experts for a free quote, or get a quick estimate for your journey with our online cost calculator. Our medical coordinators aim to reply within one hour. Contact us by phone or by email. EMS Ambulance’s medical professionals are always on standby to support you.

Medium Care Transport

Treatment area created within cabin

Up to 8 extra passengers

5-star facilities

(free WIFI, inflight entertainment)

Premium catering

Bespoke extras, as required

(eg satellite phones, private rooms)

Complete bed-to-bed service

Intensive Care Transport

Full ICU

1 extra passenger

Can transport COVID-Positive patients

Complete bed-to-bed service