New Learjet 45XR for Luxembourg Air Rescue

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The LAR Learjet 45XR receiving its water cannon ‘baptism’

Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) has added an additional Learjet 45XR to its air ambulance fleet, bringing its total number of Learjets to six

LAR operates ambulance jets that are specially fitted out as intensive care units. They repatriate sick and injured patients from anywhere in the world via a membership programme and on behalf of insurance companies. In addition to the two pilots, each jet has a medical team consisting at least one specialist emergency physician and one intensive care nurse.

The new Learjet 45XR aircraft, registered ‘LX-TWO‘, was welcomed into operation at Luxembourg Airport, located in Findel, on Tuesday 30 July via a water cannon ‘baptism’, as is the time-honoured tradition.

The fleet now consists of six MD902 helicopters and, with the acquisition of the latest Learjet, six state-of-the-art Learjet 45XR aircraft.

In 2018 alone, LAR’s fleet carried out 842 ambulance jet missions in 81 countries around the world.

“Our Learjet 45XRs are among the most modern ambulance aircraft in the world and feature the most advanced medical equipment,” said René Closter, CEO and President of LAR. “This acquisition allows us to assure our members and patients that over the next few years they will continue to receive professional and reliable help. Our members drive everything we do.”