Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue
SALINA, KAN. – LifeSave Transport has rented a hangar at Salina Regional Airport to provide emergency medical transportation services to Salina and north-central Kansas. At a special meeting in June, the Salina Airport Authority board approved a five-year lease for Hangar 504 to the Wichita-based air ambulance company. LifeSave will base 16 pilots, paramedics and flight nurses at its new base. At press time, LifeSave flight operations were expected to begin as early as July 15.
The board also approved financing and a budget for $195,000 in H504 improvements. The improvements will include a new fire sprinkler system and remodeled crew quarters. The hangar will house a LifeSave Bell LongRanger helicopter and has enough space to also support a Beechcraft King Air if the need arises.
LifeSave Transport is an independently held medical transport system founded by Kansas emergency medicine physicians and includes fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and ground ambulances; and a state-of-the art communication center, in-house maintenance facility, education department, and patient billing division. LifeSave operates emergency transport aircraft under its own FAA Part 135 certificates throughout Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Hawaii.