Tyrolean Air Ambulance

Has Operated from c. Jun 1976 to Present

Country of Origin – Austria

Founder/Director – Unknown

Founded during the summer of 1976, this company was set up to provide ad-hoc medical transport and assist with the repatriation of injured Alpine skiers from Austria, Italy and France to the Benelux countries, Scandinavia and the U.K. Sufficed to say, operations have been expanded considerably since these early beginnings and now include scheduled services which cover much of Europe. The main types employed from the outset were Falcon 10s and Cessna Citations and while this company continues to use biz-jets, it also has a history of using much larger aircraft (used on the aforementioned scheduled services) starting with a leased De Havilland Canada Dash 7 back in the 1980s & 1990s, although today, a company owned Dornier 328 now makes these trips. While SEN has been frequented by numerous air ambulance services over the years, Tyrolean has been one of the most regular visitors with a good number of arrivals taking place during the 1980s and the early 1990s.


Tyrolean Air Ambulance fleet from 1980 to 1992

(Only those aircraft which were likely to have been seen at SEN are listed)

Cessna Citation

OE-GAA – 5/91 to 1/09

DBR landing at Novosibirsk, Russia 27/1/09

OE-GLS* – 7/81 to 8/91

Sold to The Cessna Aircraft Co

Dassault Falcon

OE-GHA – 12/89 to 8/91

Sold to Helikopter Air Transport

OE-GSC* – 8/87 to 3/02

Sold to Skybus Inc as N911UN

OE-ILS* – 6/88 to 12/03

Sold to TAG Aviation as HB-IGL

De Havilland Canada D.H.C.7

OE-LLS* – 8/95 to 9/96

Leased from Tyrolean Airways


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