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AIR - TRANSPORT EUROPE, Ltd. (ATE) is operating Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in seven operational centers in Slovakia. ATE has already 20 years of experience in operating the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). For Slovak citizens and foreign visitors in Slovakia is HEMS ATE on duty 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year.
HEMS is a part of integrated rescue system, in emergency it is available on the telephone numbers 112 and 155. HEMS Central Dispatch number is 18 155. ATE rescue crews usually help in mountain areas, forest terrains, and remote locations, at car accidents, floods or mass disasters. ATE Helicopters also often provide neonatology, transplants program and other inter hospital transports.
During the years 1994-2010 ATE has performed 11 587 HEMS missions and its helicopters flew more than 13 500 fly hours. In 1998 ATE missions during the flooding in Slovakia were awarded by the Ministry of Interior of Slovak Republic and also by AIR AMBULANCE Journal in New York. Since 2004 ATE is a member of EHAC association (European HEMS & Air Ambulance Comitee). In 2011 ATE has become the member of the International Commission for Rescue in the Mountains ICAR-CISA. Among V4 countries ATE has achieved the precendency in night flying with Night Vision Goggles.
More information about HEMS ATE lzs.ate.sk/en/