Luxembourg Air Rescue A.s.b.l.

Short description

Founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization, Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) now has ~ 180,000 members. With 190 employees, LAR is dedicated to saving lives and rescuing those in distress in Luxembourg and in the Greater Region 24/7 and 365 days a year.

About us

Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) is a non-profit organisation, which for over 30 years has been devoted to saving lives and preserving people’s health by operating rescue helicopters and air ambulances in Luxembourg, the Greater Region and around the world. LAR is a team of 190 remarkable professionals who make the difference.

With our subsidiary Luxembourg Air Ambulance (LAA) we have a fleet of six MD-902 helicopters and six state-of-the-art ambulance jets. We are operating 24/7, 365 days and complete more than 3,000 missions a year – all the while guaranteeing the highest safety and quality standards.

In terms of members, we are the largest association in Luxembourg. Without the loyal support of our ~ 180,000 members we would be unable to realise our vision. As a token of gratitude, we offer our members free repatriation from abroad in the event of a medical emergency. We are very proud to have been named the best worldwide air ambulance provider of 2016, out of 800 participants.

Since 1991, we are part of the Luxembourgish rescue service SAMU. Every point of the country can be reached by our rescue helicopters in 10 minutes maximum, bringing often vital medical support. We have also had a cross-border collaboration with Germany for many years: one of our helicopters is dedicated to missions in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland and flies over 1,100 missions per year. 

Our ultra-modern medical training centre offers the chance to train in simulated real-life rescue scenarios and is not only used by our staff, but also by many national and international customers. 

Having become one of the key players in the medical repatriation field, we offer intensive-care aircraft missions around the world, using our own state-of-the art medical fleet. This is done not only for members, but also for insurance companies and other organisations. In recent years, we have flown more than 1,300 times around the world, equivalent to over 52 million km! 

We hold the exclusive contract for delivery of organ transplants for the whole of France – excluding Paris. More than 1,600 requests per year are managed by our Control Centre in Luxembourg. 

In addition, LAR acts as an official partner to the UN and NATO, in close collaboration with the Luxembourg Ministry of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action as well as the European Commission.