LifeSave Transport and Salina Airport Authority Host Ribbon Cutting
October 30, 2019
Salina, KS — The Salina Airport Authority and LifeSave Transport, a ground and critical care air transport company, will be hosting a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, November 7th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2013 Kneubuhl Ct., Hangar #504 in Salina. The ribbon cutting is scheduled as a celebration of LifeSave’s new hangar space and helicopter based out of Salina Regional Airport serving North Central Kansas.
The Salina Airport Authority has been working diligently on hangar renovations housing LifeSave’s Bell 206 helicopter and “ready-alert” crew which are now complete. The $200,000 investment in improvements included a new fire sprinkler system and completely remodeled crew quarters. The ribbon cutting celebration, set for 3:30 p.m. in LifeSave’s hangar will be accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres and opportunities to visit with LifeSave and Salina Airport Authority staff.
“LifeSave is a welcomed addition to the Salina Airport,” said Tim Rogers, executive director for the Salina Airport Authority. Rogers added, “LifeSave provides the Salina region much needed air ambulance service.”
The location of the new base comes as part of LifeSave’s infrastructure plan supporting its new role as the Preferred Partner for The University of Kansas Health System’s Care Collaborative to increase service availability for member hospitals located in North Central Kansas.
“Every decision we make centers around the patient,” said company COO and CFO, Melissa Knott. “We know that saving time means better patient outcomes in the long run. There’s a lot of strategy and preparation that goes into staging our aircraft, our people, and our resources. Working with Salina Airport Authority has been a wonderful partnership and we are looking forward to calling this space home for many years to come.”
Salina Airport Authority operates the Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center. Over 100 Airport and Airport Industrial Center businesses and organizations generate 5,996 total jobs and account for nearly $1.2 billion in total economic activity.
The Salina Regional Airport offers daily United jet flights to the Denver International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Book a flight online at www.united.com. Passenger information is available at www.flysalina.com.
LifeSave is an independently owned medical transport system founded by Kansas emergency physicians and includes fixed wing, rotor wing, ground ambulances, state-of-the art communication center, in-house maintenance facility, education department, and patient billing division. LifeSave operates emergency transport aircraft under its own FAA part 135 certificates in Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Liberal, Colby, and Salina, KS, and in McCook, NE with ground transport vehicles in Wichita and Dodge City, KS; as well as fixed wing aircraft bases in, Austin, Texas and Hilo, Honolulu, and Maui, Hawaii. For more information visit www.lifesave.com, call 316.932.1440, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.