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  • Published On : Sep 2022
  • Code : CMI6
  • Industry : Medical Devices
  • Pages : 180
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When a patient needs to be transported or evacuated from an accident scene, their home, or a hospital, air ambulance services are offered. In order to assist the patient with rapid medical care until the patient arrives at the closest hospital or healthcare facility, air ambulances are outfitted with cutting-edge medical facilities, including emergency gadgets like ventilators, Pulse oximeter, cardiac pacemaker and etc. Additionally, air ambulances have qualified medical staff on board to manage patients in crisis circumstances while travelling to the hospital.

Global air ambulance services market is estimated to be valued at US$ 5,849.3 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.4 % during the forecast period (2022-2030).

Figure 1. Global Air Ambulance Services Market Share (%), by Service Type, 2022

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Increasing incidence of life threatening diseases that require emergency medical response are expected to drive growth of the air ambulance services market.

Increasing incidence of life threatening diseases like heart failure, stroke etc that require emergency medical response are expected to drive growth of the air ambulance services market. For instance, For instance, according to the World Health Organization 2018 report, around 18.1 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2018 globally and around 9.6 million deaths occurred due to cancer in 2018 globally. According to the same source, 1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime.

Figure 2. Global Air Ambulance Services Market Share (%), by Region, 2022

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Increasing adoption of expansion strategies by key players operating in market are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period.

Increasing adoption of expansion strategies by key players operating in market are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in August 2019, AirLife North Carolina, a division of Air Methods, which is U.S. privately owned helicopter operator, announced launch of its new base in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S. The base is expected to focus on offering air ambulance services in emergency and trauma situations.

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Air Ambulance Services Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2022: US$ 5,849.3 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 9.4 % 2030 Value Projection: US$ 11,977.6 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Service Type: Hospital-based Services, Community-based Services
  • By Aircraft: Helicopter, Drone Ambulance Aircraft/Airplane (Rotary Winged Aircraft an, Fixed Winged Aircraft), Seaplanes
  • By Application: Inter- Facility, Rescue helicopter services, Organ transplant logistics, Overweight patient transport, Infectious disease services, Neonatal transport, Pediatric transport, Others
Companies covered:

Air Methods Corporation, Deccan Charters, Scandinavian Air Ambulance, Air Ambulance Specialists, Air Charter Service, Envision Healthcare Companies, Falck Danmark A/S, AMR Air Ambulance, AirMed International, Express Aviation Services, ALPHASTAR

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing incidence of life threatening diseases
  • Increasing adoption of expansion strategies by key players
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of air ambulance services, lack of healthcare infrastructure and inadequate number of aircraft in emerging economies

Global Air Ambulance Services Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization has declared it a public health emergency. According to the World Health Organization’s report, published in January 2021, stated that the manifestation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had resulted in more than 72.3 million infected individuals worldwide as of December 14, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, air ambulance services providing companies had to update their equipment to follow new safety guidelines. The key players operating in market are updating their services in order to combat the effects of COVID-19. For instance, ACE Air & Ambulance (Pvt) Ltd, an internationally accredited air ambulance operator company, purchased specialized isolation chamber (ISO-Chamber) equipment to transport COVID-19 patients. This will expand their ability to transport infectious disease patients in the future.

Global Air Ambulance Services Market: Key Developments

On September 18, 2020, International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT), which is a specialized air ambulance service for comprehensive patient transfers - Kyathiaunched integrated air ambulance services for safe transport of covid-19 patients. The ICATT Kyathi’s fixed wing aircraft for long distance emergency medical transport, combined with helicopter and land ambulance services providing last mile connectivity, will address the growing need for timely and quality emergency medical services in India.

On September 13, 2022, The Irish Community Air Ambulance, which provides Ireland’s only charity Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), launched a fundraising campaign at the National Ploughing Championships, is an outdoor agricultural show in Ireland incorporating a ploughing contest, to provide its ground based Volunteer Emergency Medical Responders with advanced lifesaving equipment. The charity has set a target of raising US$ 100171.70 to purchase portable ventilators.

Global Air Ambulance Services Market: Restraint

The major factors that hinder growth of the global air ambulance services market include lack of healthcare infrastructure and inadequate number of aircraft in emerging economies.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global air ambulance services market include Air Methods Corporation, Deccan Charters, Scandinavian Air Ambulance, Air Ambulance Specialists, Air Charter Service, Envision Healthcare Companies, Falck Danmark A/S, AMR Air Ambulance, AirMed International, Express Aviation Services ALPHASTAR.

An air ambulance transports a patient to a medical centre for treatment. Such aircraft are equipped to provide emergency care on board. As air ambulances become increasingly popular, their connectivity has improved and extended to remote areas.

In severe cases where the need for care is immediate or when patients cannot safely travel by ground ambulance transportation, air ambulances are often employed to transport patients from the scene of an injury or accident to hospitals, or between hospitals. Modern medical tools and supplies are included in air ambulances, along with skilled medical staff that specialize in providing patients with quick emergency medical care. In terms of travel time and accessibility to rural locations, air ambulance services are preferable to road ambulance services. Additionally, air ambulance services are furnished with cutting-edge apparatus for saving lives. Air ambulances fly at speeds in excess of two miles every minute. This provides the ability to deliver Paramedics to the scene of an incident very quickly and/or to convey the patient rapidly to hospital. Air ambulances are used in long and short-haul flights, when a patient needs to get somewhere far away, and they can't take the risk of using a commercial flight.

Market Dynamics

Increasing adoption of inorganic strategies by key players in market such as partnership is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. For instance, on March 25, 2022, Airbus which is multinational Aerospace Corporation, partnered With Airlift Global, which is a global logistics and forwarding company for Critical Care needs, for Chopper Ambulance Service in India. This partnership will develop helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) and associated air medical service in India.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global air ambulance services market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global air ambulance services market  based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Air Methods Corporation, Deccan Charters, Scandinavian Air Ambulance , Air Ambulance Specialists, Air Charter Service, Envision Healthcare Companies, Falck Danmark A/S, AMR Air Ambulance, AirMed International, Express Aviation Services, ALPHASTAR.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global air ambulance services market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global air ambulance services market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Air Ambulance Services Market, By  Service Type:
    • Hospital-based Services
    • Community-based Services
  • Global Air Ambulance Services Market, By Aircraft
    • Helicopter
    •  Drone Ambulance Aircraft/Airplane
      • Rotary Winged Aircraft an
      • Fixed Winged Aircraft
    • Seaplanes
  • Global Air Ambulance Services Market, By Application:
    • Inter- Facility
    • Rescue helicopter services
    • Organ transplant logistics
    • Overweight patient transport
    • Infectious disease services
    • Neonatal transport
    • Pediatric transport
    • Others
  • Global Air Ambulance Services Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Country
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Country
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Country
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Region/Country
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Air Methods Corporation
      • Company Highlights
      • Products Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Deccan Charters
    • Scandinavian Air Ambulance
    • Air Ambulance Specialists
    • Air Charter Service
    • Envision Healthcare Companies
    • Falck Danmark A/S
    • AMR Air Ambulance
    • AirMed International
    • Express Aviation Services
    • ALPHASTAR

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Global air ambulance services market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 5,849.3 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.4 % between 2022 and 2030.
Factors such as increasing incidence of life threatening diseases that require emergency medical response and increasing adoption of expansion strategies by key players operating in market are expected to drive the market growth.
Hospital-based services is the leading service segment in the market.
The major factors hampering growth of the market include lack of healthcare infrastructure and inadequate number of aircraft in emerging economies.
Major players operating in the market include Air Methods Corporation, Deccan Charters, Scandinavian Air Ambulance, Air Ambulance Specialists, Air Charter Service, Envision Healthcare Companies, Falck Danmark A/S, AMR Air Ambulance, AirMed International, Express Aviation Services, ALPHASTAR.

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