New, long-range bird for Guardian Flight

New, long-range bird for Guardian Flight

Guardian Flight is set to improve its service through the use of a new fixed-wing aircraft.

Guardian Flight is set to improve its service through the use of a new fixed-wing aircraft, a King Air 350. The US-based medevac provider, which has seven bases across the state of Alaska, has a fleet that includes turboprop and jet planes.

The latest addition had been fitted with a saddle tank system, allowing it to carry an extra 190 gallons (860 l) of fuel compared to the standard specification. Rick Wysowski, Guardian Flight’s director of operations, said that the system will give the company the operational flexibility to fly non-stop to remote locations across Alaska, which will enable it to provide a higher level of medical care to patients.