Lear 40-XR investment for Fox Flight in Canada

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Fox Flight Learjet 40XR. Photo courtesy of Fox Flight

Air ambulance operator Fox Flight has announced the arrival of two Learjet 40-XR aircraft, which have joined the organisation’s fleet of aeromedical jets and are custom-fitted with stretchers to fulfill their purpose. David Fox, President of Fox Flight, commented: “The Lear 40-XR is larger than aircraft we have used in the past, which allows us to deliver improved patient comfort and service for patients and their companions. The longer fuselage provides room for a washroom and extra baggage, which many air ambulances don’t have, and the taller and wider cabin makes it easier for the medical crew to load and unload the patient and provide in-flight care.” He added: “We took our time preparing these planes for service because we really wanted to optimise the experience for patients, companions and crew. First, we designed and fabricated custom cabinetry to store medical equipment, which opens up space to move through the cabin and for medical staff to get what they need in-flight. Then our maintenance technicians completed a fuel modification that extends the range of both planes; that means our flight crews have to make fewer technical stops.”

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