The Phenom 300MED has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The STC was performed at Embraer’s Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will be operated by the launch customer, on-demand charter operator Grandview Aviation.
Marsha Woelber, Vice-President of Worldwide Executive Jets Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Service and Support, said: “We are pleased to announce the certification of the Phenom 300MED by the FAA and EASA.
“The Medevac solution provides superior value, benefiting from a market-leading product such as the Phenom 300 series, combining its unique capabilities with a fully-comprehensive medical solution.”
The Phenom 300MED aeromedical interior was specified by Embraer and developed and certified by engineering services provider umlaut, utilizing Aerolite equipment. Aerolite developed the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) specifically for the Phenom 300MED. As per the certification requirements, umlaut conducted an evacuation test to confirm two disabled patients could be evacuated.
Embraer and umlaut developed a comprehensive set of configuration alternatives for the Phenom 300MED. These configuration alternatives include either one or two stretchers, the ability to carry an incubator, and additional medical equipment. The aircraft also features hospital-grade trim and finishing.
As a purpose-built medevac solution, the Phenom 300MED is designed to be quickly and easily configured to meet the various needs of both healthcare providers and patients. The aircraft is also designed with versatility in mind, able to convert between an executive and a medevac interior in as little as five hours.