The air rescue service has added a Bombardier Challenger 605 to its fleet of aircraft.

The plane, which is secondhand and cost around 15 million euros, is needed in order to meet increasing demand and pressure on the Luxembourg Air Rescue service. The air ambulance has been deployed more frequently than before, and is often required to fly longer distances.

The new aircraft can travel longer-haul routes of up to 8,000 kilometres, and benefits from more crew space, which will allow it to be flown in shifts of up to 18 hours at a time.

In addition, these conditions will also benefit patients, with space for two passengers. It will also enable paramedics to carry out intensive treatment on board, with 1 million euros invested in medical equipment for the plane.