Gulfstream Aerospace Corp has announced that its Gulfstream G550 fixed-wing aircraft has been selected to launch a new medevac service in Beijing, China. The aircraft will be used in support of the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Centre for disaster relief and air rescue services.
Scott Neal, senior vice-president of worldwide sales at Gulfstream, said the ‘uniquely tailored’ plane’s customisable cabin will serve as an example for future programmes.
The aircraft will be fitted with ‘hospital beds with inboard tracking capabilities for better doctor-patient access’, said Gulfstream. It will also feature X-ray viewing equipment, refrigerated medical storage cabinets, a medical bay, a powered gurney loading system and ‘crew rests with berthing’.
The new G550 will join Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Centre’s fleet of two medical helicopters, a fixed-wing medevac aircraft and 300 ground ambulances.