Since 2020, Air Alliance has operated two EpiShuttle isolation pods. In addition, in April 2021, the company took ownership of another isolation unit, the Isovac CAPSULS™ system, which can also be used on smaller ambulance jets.
With the Epishuttle isolation unit, the air ambulance is able to safely transport patients of all severities of Covid-19 disease and provide them with comprehensive medical care. It is used on its Challenger 604 long-haul jets on routes worldwide.
Safety of staff top priority
Air Alliance said in a press release: “The Isovac Capsules System enhances our Covid-19 transport solutions in many ways. As a double isolation transport, two Covid-19 patients can be transported simultaneously in the Challenger 604.
“The safety of all staff involved is our top priority. At the same time, we offer our patients the best possible medical care. No isolation unit is required for flights of Covid-19 patients who are artificially ventilated with a breathing tube, as the airways, which are the main source of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are connected to the ventilators via a closed system and high-quality filters effectively filter out exhaled viruses.”