The base was the first one opened on April 1, 1995, though the company had been performing rescue service in cooperation with the Poprad Hospital since 1991. Helicopter rescue crews usually perform missions in the challenging terrains of the High Tatras, Low Tatras, Belianske Tatras and the Slovak Paradise. Difficult and inaccessible terrains of this region more often require application of special means, e.g. hoist and winch.
Station headquarters: Poprad Airport
On 1. January 2017, following the tender of Ministry of Health in Czech republic, began AIR – TRANSPORT EUROPE providing the rescue flights at the HEMS base Olomouc.
Station headquarters: EMS of Olomouc County
Olomouc 772 00
ATE has expanded its operations in the Czech Republic since January 1, 2021 with the HEMS of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Ostrava)
Station headquarters: Medical Rescue Service of the Moravian-Silesian Region
700 30 Ostrava
The operational centre in Zilina was taken over by ATE on November 9, 2009 on the base of license granted by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic.
Station headquarters: area of Teaching Hospital with Policlinic in Zilina
ATE has re-opened the base in Bratislava on August 15, 2001. Most of the missions performed by the rescue crew in this operational centre are related to car accidents and secondary patient transports to/from the specialized health care centers within the Slovak Republic. The crew also performs repatriation flights for patients by the sanitary plane.
ATE has been operating HEMS base in Nitra since February 1, 2006. Rescue crews in Nitra perform primary rescue service and secondary patient transports in the southern part of Slovakia.
Station headquarters: area of airport at Nitra - Janikovce
The operational center Banska Bystrica was opened along with the Bratislava base – on August 15, 2001. ATE crews from Banska Bystrica often help with accidents in the Low Tatras, Velka Fatra and Mala Fatra. In summer 2007 ATE opened a new modern HEMS base with a hangar in the area of Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica.
Station headquarters: area of Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica
ATE has been providing technical background (helicopter, pilot, maintenance crew) and medical staff in the Košice HEMS base since 1990. Equipment and organizing were ensured by Emergency Service at Košice. ATE took over complete operation of the Košice base on January 1, 2006. Helicopter Rescue Crews in Kosice mostly provide neonatal and pediatric transports to specialized medical centers.
Station headquarters: area of L. Pasteur Teaching Hospital at Košice