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FARNBOROUGH: Yorkshire Air Ambulance takes second H145

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance this morning received the second of two Airbus Helicopters H145s as the UK charity modernises its fleet.

Speaking at a show ceremony, Peter Sunderland, chairman of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said it had looked at three aircraft types for the update “but it came as no surprise that we chose the H145”.

To replace its legacy MD Helicopters MD902s, the initial rotorcraft (G-YOAC) was handed over earlier this year and has recently been fitted with an aero-medical interior at the manufacturer’s Oxford, UK site.

It will enter service in September and will be based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Its sister aircraft (G-YOAA) is due to fly to Oxford for fit-out following the show, eventually relocating to RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire around year-end.