Headquartered in West Plains, Miss., Air Evac Lifeteam is one of the largest independently owned and operated air medical services in the United States. The company serves more than 650,000 individuals in over 10 U.S. states. Founded in 1985, it is owned and operated by Air Evac EMS. Air Evac Lifeteam maintains a fleet of nearly 100 medically equipped Bell 206 Long Ranger helicopters. The company also employs professional and certified field mechanics, pilots, nurses and medical professionals who serve on its medical flight crews. It additionally operates a medical training center that offers a range of course s and educational training services. Air Evac Lifeteam maintains one of its locations in Albany, Ky.