About us

About us

Airlec Air Espace has been based in Bordeaux since 1958 and was bought by Patrick Tiba in 1997, who then decided to add another focus to the venture – Air Ambulance Flights.

Airlec Ambulance and its integrated specialized department Airlec Medical have formed the first Air Ambulance company in France. With vast experience in both – Medicine & Aviation – Airlec Ambulance has become a world renowned market leader in the aero-medical industry.

With its unique approach of employing doctors and nurses, the nurse-doctor pairs are each on duty for a week at a time, which enables them to complete missions without the need to return to base.

Airlec Ambulance has a rich client portfolio and is a reliable partner for many assistance & insurance entities, Air Ambulance companies, hospitals and private individuals.

Airlec also supports clients with hospital placements, organizing ground ambulances and commercial airline medical escorts.

Dedicated to providing excellence and quality, Airlec Ambulance is accredited by the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) e.v. for its Fixed Wing Air Ambulance Operations.

1958

Airlec was founded

2011

Paul Tiba takes over as Managing Director

2014

Ebola

2016

Worldwide AOC with 1st transcontinental aircraft.

2020

EURAMI accredited

2021

First ECMO surgery in cruise.

1958

Airlec was founded

2014

Ebola

2020

EURAMI accredited

2011

Paul Tiba takes over as Managing Director

2016

Worldwide AOC with 1st transcontinental aircraft.

2021

First ECMO surgery in cruise.

“I am very lucky be able to lead such an excellent company. The culture established by my father Patrick Tiba creates an environment where our staff loves what they do and thus enjoy their work every day, which reflects in the quality we service our clients with. I am proud that we care about every patient we bring home and that we perform our missions with passion and integrity, being a reliable partner for all of our global clients.”

Paul Tiba, Managing Director

Operations Specialist

Our Operations Specialists are especially trained to work under stressful conditions in a fast paced environment and are responsible for calculating quotes, coordinating missions and communication with clients and patients. Their background is either in medicine, languages, intercultural communication or aviation.

Dispatcher

Coordinating a flight requires special expertise and training, which is why Airlec only works with licensed and experienced dispatchers. Our dispatchers can work both remotely and in the office and are working various shifts to allow us to be available 24/7.

Medical Team

Airlec’s medical team consists of highly qualified nurses and doctors who are employed by Airlec and rotate on a schedule, performing missions worldwide. Airlec’s medical team includes specialists such as neonatal and pediatric doctors as well as as experts in infectious disease transportation.

Pilots

Airlec’s pilots are highly specialized, well trained and absolutely passionate about aviation. With a broad range of experience and a safe and thorough approach our pilots assure that Airlec’s aircraft are in the most capable hands at all times.

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