The Leonardo AW169 is the first to be put into operational service in the Nordic area.
Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) announced January 16th, 2017 that the Babcock operated service had launched the first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter into active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen in Scandinavia and replaces an older Airbus Helicopters AS365N2 Dauphin that had been operated in the region since 2006.
Shortly after 10:00 on Saturday, January 13, the new helicopter took off on its first mission assignment – a long-distance patient transport. Later that afternoon, a very satisfied crew returned to Östersund after more than four hours spent in the air providing critical care during the patient transport flight.