Airlec, Air Espace

Who we are

Airlec Air Espace is based in Bordeaux since 1958 and was bought by Patrick Tiba in 1997, bringing with him an important focus on Air Ambulance services.

Airlec Ambulance and Airlec Medical are part of a joint venture, together they formed the first integrated French company of sanitary repatriation endowed with air ambulance. Airlec Medical is specialised in medicalization of sanitary repatriation to get patients back home from anywhere in the world and provide them care on board.

Airlec Ambulance benefits from its vast experience of air ambulance within Airlec Air Espace. We offer a unique service, deep-rooted in French medical culture, which combines high technical skills, human relations and a relationship of trust with partners, patients and their family. The respect of deontology rules is our first priority.

The nurse-doctor pairs perform permanences, which enables them to be in full roaming during their missions. Airlec Ambulance serves, in co-contracting, many assistance groups but also individuals. At the request of our partners, we have opened an assistance service on airliner and ground ambulances.

Unique Services


Emergency departure 24/7/365 – Medical Permanence Principle
Aircraft based in Paris Le Bourget and Bordeaux


Bed-to-bed service
Flexible departure time
Sea-level cabin possibility


Boarding carried out by our team with loading ramp
Real time follow-up of operations


An integrated Safety Management System
Trained and experienced pilots (8 000 hours on average for our captains)
An approved European maintenance workshop
Last generation avionics and flight instruments

European Approvals

ARS certified for air sanitary transport

  • Airline:

    AOC FR.AOC.0048

  • Airworthiness Management:

    PART M FR.MG.0055

  • Maintenance Workshop:

    PART 145 FR145.0455

  • Design Organisation:


  • Pilots Training:

    ATO FR.ATO.0117

  • Flight simulator:

    FSTD FR-373


Founded in 1958, Airlec Air Espace is the oldest business aviation company in France.