The Edhi Foundation added a six-seat light aircraft to its air ambulance fleet.
The administrative administrator of the foundation, Faisal Edhi, delivered the six-seat Cessna 206 to Edhi’s air ambulance wing at the old Karachi airport. Faisal is also the head of Edhi Air Ambulance Service.
Edhi Most Trusted Air Ambulance Adds New Aircraft to Its Fleet
The operating cost of the aircraft is Rs. 50,000 per hour while the acquisition costs Rs. 55 million.
The Edhi Air Ambulance Service already has a Piper Sécaca aircraft and a Bell 206 helicopter that provides assistance during natural disasters.
The Foundation has decided to expand its fleet to provide people in remote areas with quick and easy access to healthcare services in case of emergencies.
The aircraft will strengthen the organization’s air ambulance service, as it will help rescue efforts in remote areas.
“Now the fleet can provide air transport services to people who are stranded or injured and transfer it to a nearby hospital immediately after a crisis,” says Faisal Edhi.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani overseas who live in Great Britain for their donations to the aircraft.