Birmingham-based AirMed International, one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, has added a medically configured Hawker 800XP aircraft to join two other AirMed owned and operated Hawker jets at the Birmingham International Airport.
The Hawker aircraft joins a fleet of medically-configured Beechjets and King Airs which are based at AirMed's locations in San Antonio and Las Vegas. The strategically located air medical bases allow AirMed to deliver bedside-to-bedside transportation for patients in the United States, as well as around the globe.
The Hawker is operated by a two-pilot crew and flies with a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, and, if needed, a physician. The plane also features a fully configured cabin for far-ranging medical transports and an onboard liquid oxygen system, which eliminates the need to replenish onboard oxygen supplies for the transport of ventilator-dependent patients.
In addition, AirMed provides timely point-to-point patient care for non-emergency transports by utilizing a fleet of four dedicated Learjet 35/36 aircraft. AirMed's floating fleet model allows excellent flexibility for domestic missions by eliminating empty leg mileage and reducing overall flight time to reach patients on a two-hour call out.
AirMed is the preferred fixed-wing air medical transportation provider for many of the top hospitals in the United States, including the Mayo Clinic. It is also a contracted air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense and has flown U.S. Presidents and countless heads of state.