December 2015: Cambridge base
The Charity’s clinical, operations, and communications teams based at Cambridge move into the new base at Cambridge Airport (Marshalls).
May 2015: LIBOR
EAAA is successful in application for LIBOR funds to secure a second H145 to replace Anglia One in January 2016.
May 2015: Anglia One in darkness
Anglia One’s flying hours are extended to cover 07:00 until 19:00.
April 2015: H145
EAAA receive the UK’s first H145, improving our operational capabilities. The EC135 T2 is moved to Norwich to replace Anglia One.
May 2013: The hours of darkness
EAAA is the first air ambulance service in the country to fly to unknown and unlit sites in the hours of darkness. Anglia Two begins flying 07:00 until 23:59 every day of the year.
September 2012: EC135 T2
EC135 T2, a fully night-capable helicopter is delivered to Cambridge to become the new Anglia Two.
March 2011: Bond Air Services
We moved from Sterling Aviation to Bond Air Services to start flying the Eurocopter EC135.
December 2010: Flying doctors
Paid doctors seconded from the NHS began to crew the helicopters, rather than using volunteers. This guaranteed the best possible clinical service 365 days a year.
August 2010: 10 years of saving lives
We celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary with increased fundraising activities, a gala ball, and a cookbook supported by top chefs and celebrities in our region.
July 2009: Critical-care paramedics
A dedicated team of critical-care paramedics were appointed to work solely on the aircraft.
October 2007: Cambridge Airport (Marshalls)
Marshalls Airport in Cambridge offers us a permanent overnight base for Anglia Two. We ended the year operating both Anglia One and Two seven days a week.
April 2007: Bedfordshire
An appeal is launched to extend the service to Bedfordshire. The service became operational just four months later with a second BK117 in place covering Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire five days a week with the call sign ‘Anglia Two’.
November 2006: Bolkow BK117
The Bolkow BK117 is ordered from Germany and we end the year with the service becoming ever more busy with missions up by 20% on the previous year.
March 2003: Anglia Lift Off
Due to the increase in our supporters we released our quarterly newsletter Anglia Lift Off.
August 2001: Lottery
The East Anglian Air Ambulance Lottery was launched.
July 2001: Seven days
Another increase to seven days a week.
March 2001: Five days
The air ambulance increased to flying five days a week.
January 2001: The first Anglia One
Enough money had been raised to commission a Bolkow BK105 from Sterling Aviation to fly one day a week from Norwich Airport with the call sign ‘Anglia One’.
August 2000: Launch
Appeal launched by Andrew Egerton-Smith MBE with the help of Italian horse racing jockey Frankie Dettori MBE.