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Africa’s First Choice for Air Ambulance Services
Universal Air Evac is a EURAMI Accredited provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services based at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Universal Air Evac’s highly experienced team specialises in medically escorted repatriation of patients on commercial airlines internationally. It assists with all facets of repatriations, including pre-flight assessments, flight arrangements, ground transport, airport clinics and airline medical clearances.
Our Strong Base Ensures Extensive Coverage
Universal Air Evac is a joint venture between National Airways Corporation (Aviation) and Air Evacuation Services (Medical). As the largest general aviation company in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world, NAC enables Universal Air Evac to operate throughout Africa and its surrounding islands, into Europe and the Middle East. Evacuations further afield are accomplished through wing-to-wing transfers with industry partners.
What You Need, When You Need It
Thanks to its dedicated long-range jet air ambulances, Universal Air Evac can fly a wide range of patients and is able to achieve an average dispatch time of two hours. Each flight employs a mission-specific combination of a Flight Doctor and Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic, ensuring the highest levels of safety, care and professionalism during every air ambulance flight.

The Universal Air Evac Promise

  • Uncompromising clinical quality
  • Reliable dispatch and availability
  • Transparent dealings with all clients
  • Cost-effectiveness


Design & Planning
Design & Planning


As a global special missions company, NAC has more than 70 years of experience operating and managing numerous air support missions in short- and long-term contracts for NGOs, Aid and Relief organisations, oil companies, mining houses, freight handlers, regional airlines, and governmental institutions.
Established in 1946, NAC has built robust relationships over seven decades with both clients and suppliers. These partnerships enable NAC’s experienced and professional staff to provide market-leading, cost-effective solutions customised to specific requirements.

NAC is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company and is the world’s first Flight Safety Foundation BARS Gold Standard operator.

Manufacturing, Delivery & Installation


In addition to the above, we pride ourselves on subscribing to the highest standards and safety levels while maintaining these accreditations:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) 

  • ICAO Level 1 State
  • Meets all ICAO Standards

Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS)

  • Increased aviation standards for the resource market
  • Raised levels of safety, training, oversight, operational control
  • NAC has achieved BARS GOLD Standard

European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI)

  • Long-range, intercontinental fixed-wing accreditation with a medical endorsement in adult critical care


Manufacturing, Delivery & Installation


Universal Air Evac operates from a dedicated NAC base at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. This world-class operations base offers:

  • 24/7/365 operations
  • 24/7 Flight Desk with emergency call taking and voice recording
  • Aviation Control Desk with satellite tracking of all aircraft, weather updates and CCTV cameras to monitor progress on any flight activation
  • Secured Medical Store with direct access to load onto the aircraft
Manufacturing, Delivery & Installation