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Table 1 The table shows the annual number of fixed wing (FW) and rotor wing (RW) missions during the study period (2002-2008)

From: Air ambulance flights in northern Norway 2002-2008. Increased number of secondary fixed wing (FW) operations and more use of rotor wing (RW) transports

  Year
Air ambulance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Rotor wing (RW) total 1,419 1,498 1,654 1,797 1,845 1,904 2,129
   Brønnøysund* 396 423 433 551 543 473 470
   Tromsø* 460 510 626 669 671 670 773
   Banak & Bodø** 563 565 595 577 631 761 886
Fixed wing (FW) total 5,535 5,773 5,916 5,959 5,784 5,829 6,007
   Kirkenes 993 1,018 962 991 1,004 1,020 1,002
   Alta (2 FWs) 1,585 1,460 1,570 1,717 1,649 1,752 1,770
   Tromsø 863 1,080 1,210 1,189 1,092 1,078 1,123
   Bodø 1,128 1,236 1,293 1,298 1,252 1,243 1,259
   Brønnøysund 966 979 881 764 787 736 853
Total (RW and FW)  
  1. *Ambulance helicopter (AH), **search and rescue helicopter (SRH).