airmed adds challenger medical jet for long range transports
October 8, 2019
AirMed International has added a Bombardier Challenger 601 widebody jet to its fleet to fly national nonstop and longer range international medical patient transports. Based at Sacramento McClellan Airport, the Challenger will also be available for day trips from the Hawaiian Islands and provide faster response times to Hawaiian and Western Pacific patients.
“This additional widebody aircraft will enable AirMed to provide longer range flights to medically complex and neonatal patients,” said AirMed International President Denise Treadwell. “It adds to our growing capabilities around the world, specifically to Hawaii, Guam and the entire Asia Pacific region for many hospitals and medical facilities in the area.”
The widebody Challenger 601 has a large medically dedicated interior to accommodate larger medical equipment, wheelchairs and luggage for family members accompanying their loved ones on longer range medical transports. The Challenger joins a growing AirMed jet fleet to include Beechjet, Cessna Citation, Hawker, Learjet, and Nextant aircraft. In addition, the company flies numerous turboprops, including Beechcraft King Airs and Pilatus PC-12s.
The Challenger flown by AirMed International, a Global Medical Response (GMR) company, will provide added capabilities to sister companies, including REACH Air Medical and Guardian Flight, which serve the western U.S. including California, Alaska and Hawaii. It will also work with Air Medical Response (AMR), a large ground ambulance service that serves the continental United States and Hawaii, that is also a part of GMR.
AirMed International offers medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis from multiple bases strategically located across the globe. It is the preferred fixed-wing air medical transportation provider for many of the top hospitals in the United States, including the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.
It is a contracted air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense and has flown U.S. Presidents and countless heads of state. AirMed is medically equipped for virtually every critical care scenario, regardless of patient age or location throughout the world.
With global reach, AirMed International is one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, with more than 20,000 missions in all 50 states and over 150 countries on six continents. AirMed offers unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis and has some of the most experienced air medical crews in the industry. Chosen as a preferred operator for many of the top hospitals around the globe, as well as a contracted carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed operates its own fleet of fully customized and permanently configured jets.