US air ambulance company AirMed International has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based Asia Pacific Jet to provide air medical services to the region and a second base of operations for AirMed in Asia. The Singapore base is slated to be operational this autumn.
John Ling, chairman of Asia Pacific Jet, explained: “Combining AirMed’s experience and expertise with Asia Pacific Jet’s business network is truly a win-win formula. The biggest beneficiary will be patients in the region, who will have more access to first-class medical care and transportation.”
AirMed recently celebrated its fourth anniversary operating a fully dedicated Hawker 800 air ambulance aircraft from Hong Kong. The new partnership will add another Hawker 800 medical aircraft in Singapore, and Asia Pacific Jet plans to convert two Beechjet 400 Nextant aircraft for air ambulance services from the Singapore base.
Jeffrey Tolbert, chief executive officer of AirMed International, commented: “Singapore is an ideal extension to our base in Hong Kong to serve patients throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region. We are exceptionally pleased to have the opportunity to work with Asia Pacific Jet to provide complete air medical solutions in Asia.”