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UNIVERSAL AIR EVAC is a EURAMI Accredited provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services covering the whole of Africa, it’s surrounding islands into Europe and the Middle-East. Evacuations further afield are accomplished through wing-to-wing transfers with industry partners. Based at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, and utilising dedicated long-range jet air ambulances, Universal Air Evac can fly a wide range of patients. With an average dispatch time of two hours and flying with a mission specific combination of a Flight Doctor and Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic, Universal Air Evac is a safe choice for air ambulance flights.

Universal Air Evac provides medically escorted repatriation of patients on commercial airlines internationally and the team can assist with all facets of repatriation including pre-flight assessments, flight arrangements, ground transport, airport clinics and airline medical clearances.

Universal Air Evac is a joint venture between National Airways Corporation (Aviation) and Air Evacuation Services (Medical).
NAC is the largest general aviation company in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Established in 1946, NAC’s strength lies in the relationships it has built over seven decades with both clients and suppliers. These robust partnerships enable NAC’s experienced and professional staff to provide market leading, cost effective solutions customised to our clients’ specific requirements.
NAC is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company and is the world’s first Flight Safety Foundation BARS Gold Standard operator.

As a global special missions’ company, NAC has more than 70 years’ experience operating and managing numerous air support missions in both short- and long-term contracts for NGO’s, Aid and Relief organisations, oil companies, mining houses, freight handlers, regional airlines and Governmental institutions.

Design & Planning
Design & Planning


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


We operate from a dedicated NAC base at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our operations base includes the following:

  • Lanseria Airport operates 24/7/365
  • A 24/7 Flight Desk with emergency call taking and voice recording
  • An 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
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