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Table 2 The table shows the various stages of emergency according to operations performed by the fixed wings (FW) and rotor wings (RW), respectively

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

Variable   FW RW (AHs) RW (SRHs)
Emergency status Non-urgent 61% 5% 8%
  Urgent 21% 45% 35%
  Emergent 18% 50% 57%
  1. FW = Fixed wing = airplane. RW = Rotor wing [rescue and search helicopters (SRHs) and ambulance helicopters (AHs)].