Saudi Red Crescent Authority

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Saudi Red Crescent Authority
Flag of the Red Crescent.svg
Founded 1935
Founder King Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Type Advocacy / Policy
Focus Humanitarian aid
Origins Private/Nonprofit
Area served
 Saudi Arabia
Product Children, General Family, Parenting, Women
Method Aid agency
Key people
Prince Faisal bin Abdullah
Website Saudi Red Crescent Authority
Saudi Red Crescent Airbus A318.

SRCA (Arabic: هيئة الهلال الاحمر السعودي‎‎) is a humanitarian society that provides emergency medical services in five administrative regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1963. By 2009, the Society had 447 First Aid Centers, run by 5,507 staff, with 1300 ambulances which are distributed in all hospitals and centres on the country. The Red Crescent has a particular role to play during Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca), providing on-the-spot first aid and using its fleet of vehicles (1300 in 2009) to take emergency cases to the nearest medical facility.

The Saudi Red Crescent Authorities offer medical service of first aid to citizens and foreign labors who are staying in the kingdom in ordinary circumstances and at time of catastrophes. The Authority contributes on relief works inside the Kingdom and abroad. It offers service according to Islamic morals and instructions.

Saudi Air Ambulance
IATA ICAO Callsign
HZ-RC SRCO Red Crescent
Founded 2009
Hubs King Khaled International Airport
Secondary hubs King Abdulaziz International Airport
Focus cities Riyadh , Jeddah , Dammam
Frequent-flyer program Daily
Airport lounge Al-Thumama Airfield, Riyadh
Fleet size 7
Destinations Local
Company slogan We Strive to Save
Parent company Saudi Red Crescent Authority
Headquarters Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Website SRCA

Saudi Air Ambulance

Saudi Air Ambulance is implementing an Air Traffic Management (ATM) concept of operations, as Emergency Medical Service (EMS) under FAR Part 135 AOC, that includes an evolutionary development towards a free Air ambulance flight operations, progressing to individual user defined optimum routes with the ability to perform multiple user defined reroutes anywhere in the KSA region.

The main advantages of Air ambulance by helicopters is getting a rapid medical transportation. The Saudi Air Ambulance fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 1 November 2010). It is planned to have a total fleet of 35 aircraft.

Saudi Air Ambulance
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Bell 412EP 5 Medical helicopter
AgustaWestland AW139 3 Medical helicopter
Airbus A318 Elite 1 Medical Evacuation
Total 9


International airports:

Domestic airports (selection):

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) will launch its landmark air ambulance services during 2010 Hajj.


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