Limosa and Airmédic partner on air ambulance interior design
Limosa has partnered with Canadian air ambulance operator Airmédic on the interior design of its LimoMedic eVTOL air ambulance.
Founded in 2012, Longueuil-based Airmédic operates a fleet of Airbus helicopters and Pilatus aircraft and has over a decade of emergency response experience in Quebec, especially its northern regions. Experience that Limosa’s president and CEO Hamid Hamidi (pictured above) told us can refine the aircraft’s design to “better cater to the specific needs of emergency medical transportation”.
“We have done a modular design for our aircraft to be reconfigurable for different applications. Their operational experience will guide us in optimising the interior layout, ensuring it meets the necessary requirements for efficient and safe patient care during transit,” said Hamidi. “Moreover, their input will aid in enhancing the aircraft’s range and performance, addressing the demands of flying long distances, particularly in extreme weather conditions prevalent across Quebec.”
Limosa’s aircraft is being designed as an air ambulance aircraft with eVTOL and eCTOL capabilities — Hamidi believes Limosa is the only company pursuing this design in the air ambulance sector.
CEO of Airmédic Sophie Larochelle said: “We are at the beginning of an extraordinary journey in the electric transportation sector. We are particularly sensitive to the ecological footprint of our sector, and with this partnership we would have the opportunity to commit to sustainability, as we believe in the innovation of zero-emission aircraft.”
Catherine Fournier, Mayor of Longueuil, said the strategic partnership was exactly the kind of announcement the Longueuil region wants to hear about . “What could be more innovative than what will be created by these two partners is directly in line with our vision of the future aerospace innovation zone. Today’s announcement proves once again that the decarbonisation of aviation will begin in Longueuil with players like Airmédic and Limosa,” she said.
According to Hamidi, the electrification of airborne emergency response, paired with VTOL capabilities, will significantly benefit remote communities and hard-to-reach areas globally. “These regions often face challenges in accessing timely medical care due to limited infrastructure and geographical hurdles,” he explained. “eVTOL aircraft can access remote locations swiftly, without being hindered by rugged terrain or insufficient road networks. Their ability to take off and land vertically ensures rapid deployment, reducing response times crucial in life-threatening situations. Moreover, their adaptability to various terrains and smaller spaces expands the reach of emergency medical services.”