History Of Air Medical

Air Medical took flight in 2001 with a single aircraft and a pair of pilots based out of a 10,000-square-foot hangar at New Braunfels Airport. In 2009, the company moved its base of operations to a much larger hangar at San Antonio International Airport where its fleet has grown to three jets and two turboprop planes, and its flight team now includes 14 pilots and 16 medical personnel ready to respond to your medical needs 365 days a year.

  • Founded in 2001 – New Braunfels, TX
  • May 2002:
  • Received Texas Department of Health Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) certification
  • June 2002:
  • Began service with Methodist Children’s Hospital PICU & NICU transport teams
  • November 2003:
  • Added 1st Mitsubishi jet to service
  • February 2004:
  • Established 24/7 communications center
  • July 2004:
  • Began service with San Antonio AirLIFE
  • November 2004:
  • Added 2nd Mitsubishi jet to service 
  • January 2006:
  • Began service with Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital (PICU & NICU Teams)
  • March 2006:
  • Added 4th aircraft to fleet 
  • April 2007:
  • Received CAMTS Accreditation – the most prestigious recognition available in the medical transport industry
  • May 2008:
  • Upgraded turbo-prop fleet and began service with King Air C-90’s
  • February 2009:
  • Moved to San Antonio International Airport.
  • February 2012:
  • Added 3rd jet to service, increasing fleet size to 5 turbine aircraft.

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