50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Gulfstream revolutionizes patient care with State-of-the-Art medevac aircraft

Download: Printable PDF Date: 29 Jul 2018 14:14 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
Gulfstream revolutionizes patient care with State-of-the-Art medevac aircraft - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has designed and delivered a state-of-the-art Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft that will revolutionize in-flight medical care.

The modified G550 was delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center during a delivery ceremony at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah. Gulfstream President Mark Burns and Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Director Li Libing revealed the new aircraft, as well as the center’s interest in adding a Gulfstream G650ER to its fleet for the same mission.

“This aircraft showcases the art of the possible,” said Burns. “When you combine innovation, talent, commitment and expertise, you can transform an industry. With this aircraft – and our collaboration with the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center – we have done exactly that. This modified G550 will change – and save – lives, forever altering the expectations for medevac support.”

To be used for disaster relief and air rescue services, the G550 aircraft features an unprecedented degree of technological innovation that draws on Gulfstream’s more than 50-year heritage of providing special missions aircraft worldwide. The G550 features a dedicated medical bay outfitted with advanced equipment to sustain and stabilize critically ill patients, including:

  • 360-degree in-flight patient access, a medevac first
  • Advanced life-support capabilities (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • A bed designed to accommodate an infant incubator
  • A powered gurney loading system on aircraft stairs
  • X-ray viewing equipment
  • Refrigerated medical storage cabinets
  • Fold-out nurses’ seats for individual patient care
  • Crew rests with berthing

Since the G550’s debut, Gulfstream has continually invested in the aircraft to ensure it remains ahead of evolving customer needs. It is the most reliable aircraft in its class and can fly nonstop from Beijing to New York or London. More than 560 G550 aircraft are in service worldwide.

The flagship G650ER is the fastest large-cabin, non-supersonic aircraft to fly around the world.  With up to 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers of range at Mach 0.85, the G650ER, along with the G650, has established more than 70 speed records. Today, more than 300 G650ER and G650 aircraft are in service worldwide.

“With the G650ER’s speed and range, medical care will arrive faster,” Burns said. 

Gulfstream continues to be a premier provider of aircraft supporting medical transport around the world. To learn more about Gulfstream Special Missions, please visit www.gulfstream.com/special-missions.

The Gulfstream G550 Configured For The Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center



Loading comments for Gulfstream revolutionizes patient care with State-of-the-Art medevac aircraft...


Recommended

Cessna Denali has been realigned to Beechcraft turboprop family

Textron Aviation is realigning its turboprop aircraft lineup as the single-engine Beechcraft Denali (previously branded the Cessna Denali) joins the legendary twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 260 and K...

Hartzell Family of brands features memorable activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Hartzell’s family of brands has a full agenda planned at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 beginning today through Sunday, Aug. 1.  Special Hartzell activities include aerobatic performers, pr...

Piper first to certify Garmin GWX 8000 weather radar

Piper Aircraft has achieved certification of the new Garmin GWX 8000 weather radar in all M-Class products. Piper Aircraft is the first general aviation manufacturer to certify the all-digital radar i...

Gazprom and Russian Helicopters signed a cooperation agreement to supply the first Russian offshore helicopters

Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the ''Gazprom'' Management Committee and Andrey Boginsky, Director General of ''Russian Helicopters'' signed a Strategic Cooper...