Industry Gulfstream delivers G550 medevac to Beijing Medical Center
Gulfstream has announced, that it has delivered the first state-of-the-art Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft to Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center.
During a delivery ceremony, held at Gulfstream´s headquarters in Savannah, Gulfstream President Mark Burns and Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Director Li Libing revealed the new aircraft.
The heavily modified Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft will be used for air rescue services, as well as for disaster relief. Featuring state-of-the-art technologies, the aircraft reflects in Gulfstream´s more than 50-year heritage of designing special mission aircraft.
Burns commented: “This aircraft showcases the art of the possible [...] 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.”
While the usual passenger version of the G550 aircraft features a cabin for passengers to sit in, the G550 medevac aircraft is equipped with a dedicated medical bay. Here, critically ill patients can be treated with the use of advanced medical equipment.
Features of the G550 medevac aircraft are 360° in-flight patient access, a gurney loading systems on the aircraft´s stairs, a bed for an infant incubator, advanced life-support capabilities, X-ray viewing equipment, crew rests, seats for nurses and refrigerated medical storage cabinets.
During the delivery event, Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Director Li Libing also stated, that the center has interest in adding an additional Gulfstream G650ER to its fleet. The aircraft is planned to be used for the same medical missions.
Gulfstream´s G650ER offers a range of 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 kilometres) at Mach 0.85. Burns said: “With the G650ER’s speed and range, medical care will arrive faster.”
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