Air Medical Transport -Air Ambulance

AIR AMBULANCE

Air Medical Transport with its worldwide network alliance offers medically configured fixed wing aircraft, operated by DOT, EASA and FAA Part 135 licensed air carriers. These Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) airplanes and jets are staffed with specialized flight-trained critical care personnel, Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment and medical stretchers. We offer our clients more options based on their requirements and needs when choosing our service.

DEDICATED FLIGHT COORDINATOR SPECIALISTS

Our service begins with our team of Flight Coordination Specialists. When clients call, they speak directly with an EMS-trained flight coordinator specialist dedicated to their specific air medical transport who will explain every detail and answer any questions they may have about our Bedside-to-Bedside air ambulance services. Our Flight Coordinator Specialists are available around the clock from the time we receive our client’s first call until the patient has been safely transported to their destination.

CORDINATION THAT ENHACES CONTINUITY OF CARE

Air Medical Transport works with sending and receiving doctors, case managers, and medical personnel to coordinate each medical flight. We synchronize the air with ground transportation while keeping everybody involved well informed for a seamless medical care continuum.

EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

Air Medical Transport’s leadership has over 20 years of hands-on experience in international air ambulance, MEDEVAC, and patient logistics. We have directed, supervised, planned, and coordinated thousands of patient medical transports on five continents. Our medical flight experts program every step of each trip.

Air Medical Transport can arrange bedside-to-bedside fixed-wing air ambulance transports virtually anywhere in the world with safe and appropriate access to public airport runways.

Fixed-wing air ambulances handle domestic or international transports over longer travel distances or terrain impractical for ground and helicopter transports. This type of ambulance transport is widely used for trips longer than 300 miles when other modes of transport are impractical or contraindicated.

PATIENT ADVOCACY & INSURANCE REIMBUSEMENT

We submit claims to health insurances to limit the out-of-pocket cost of a medical flights. Our team advocates on behalf of our patients at no additional cost to ensure their benefits and insurance reimbursement are rightfully applied to their cases.

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CRITICAL CARE AIR AMBULANCE (MICU)

Critical care air ambulance includes specialized and highly trained advanced medical professionals on medically configured jets.

Specialty Care or Critical Care Transports offer specialized care for patients who require additional medical expertise outside the scope of practice of a regular trained paramedic. Specialty teams can transport neonatal patients as well as pediatric intensive care patients. Other specialized medical personnel include respiratory therapists, critical care nurses, critical care flight paramedics, physicians, perfusionists, cardiologists, and more. These specialty care ambulances are essential to ensure that extremely critical patients receive special care and monitoring from trained medical professionals during their transport.

Critical Care Air Ambulance transportation (SCT/CCT) for patients, including neonate, pediatric, geriatric, bariatric, and highly critical cases, requires specialized air medical teams and equipment. Using highly trained Mobile Intensive Care Units, medical teams specialized in EMS and additionally trained in flight physiology with the following equipment, to name a few:

  • Cardiac monitor/pacer/defibrillator
  • Transport ventilator with multiple ventilation modes
  • Infusion pumps
  • Pulse Oximetry & end-tidal CO2
  • Aircraft medical stretcher with oxygen & suctioning

Highly specialized equipment available for selected transports, such as:

  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Fetal heart monitor
  • Transport isolette

For ECMO and balloon pump, transports specialized teams as physicians, cardiologists, or cardiovascular perfusionists will be handling the specialized equipment. Our flight coordinator specialists guide our clients through our services framework to find the best transportation solutions options for them based on the patient’s condition and needs.

INTERNATIONAL AIR AMBULANCE

As the world population has become more mobile, aeromedical evacuations (MEDEVAC), repatriations, and international medical tourism are used more than ever. The need for quality air medical transport services has also increased. Increased medical transportation access to medical services and specialists improves the quality of life with significant time and cost-saving.

With its Worldwide Network Alliance of contracted F.A.A. Part 135 operators and quality providers, Air Medical Transport offers scheduled fixed-wing air ambulance services to any domestic and international location with safe access to an appropriate public airport.

For international transport, the last airport of exit at the origin country and the first airport on entry at the destination country will need to be international airports with access for customs to meet the civil aviation, immigration, and customs guidelines. For international transport, federal regulations require the positive identification of each passenger and a security check with the Transportation Security Agency (T.S.A.) or customs. We request that each passenger’s name, weight, current travel passport, and visa (visa only for non-citizens) be provided at least 24 hours before departure.

Air Medical Transport can arrange international air ambulances to six continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Each transport is subject to aircraft availability, flight team, international overflight clearances, confirmation that the patient is fit to fly, and weather safety clearances. Therefore, having enough anticipation is very important to program each mission appropriately.

Given the complexity of air medical transport, there is a need to maintain high service standards and observe precision and efficiency in communications to ensure details are not overlooked. We measure the performance based on service precision, economic efficiency, response time, and customer satisfaction.

Our E.M.S. experience and practical and in-depth knowledge of the air medical transport industry allow us to arrange and program quality and efficient air ambulance transportation services worldwide, including bedside-to-bedside service. Our flight coordinator case managers provide efficient coordination to and from virtually anywhere based on the type of transport and the patient’s needs.

TYPES OF FIXED WING AIR AMBULANCE AIRCRAFT

MEDICALLY CONFIGURED JETS AIRCRAFT

As its name calls, it is the type of aircraft that generates forward thrust powered by jet engines. Aeromedical Jets are used for their most extended distances and flight altitude capabilities.

For air ambulance transport on aeromedical jets, the average minimum requirement at sea level with clear conditions is between 5,000 to 6,000 ft (1,524 to 1,828m) of runway. Longer runway lengths will be required depending on the terrain’s altitude and the weather conditions. 

The following reference lists the most used medical air ambulance jets; The following are average specifications at sea level altitudes within normal weather-clear conditions. Each aircraft may have slight variations based on its specific upgrades and configuration for each mission.

*Note: The number of patient(s) (Pt.) and companion passenger(s) (PAX) allowed on each aircraft can vary depending on the available aircraft configuration, the patient’s condition, the mission requirements for the medical team, flight crew, and equipment on board. The Captain has the responsibility and final authority on all matters related to the aircraft, crew, passengers, cargo, & safety.

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CategoryJet Aircraft ModelCruise RangeCruise SpeedPt. + PAXCruise AltitudeArea of Coverage
SmallCessna Citation I1,300 mi410 mph1 Pt.+ 1 41,000 ftDomestic
SmallCessna Citation II1,300 mi410 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*43,000 ftDomestic & International
Small Bechjet 4001,500 mi480 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic
Small Bombardier Learjet 35A1,800 mi490 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeCessna Citation V2,000 mi450 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeBombardier Learjet 552,100 mi500 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
SmallBombardier Learjet 452,265 mi535 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeCessna Citation III2,300 mi535 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*43,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeBombardier Learjet 60/XR2,700 mi520 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
SmallBombardier Learjet 36A/XR2,800 mi540 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeHawker 800A3,000 mi480 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*41,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeGulfstream G-1003,200 mi540 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeIAI Astra 11253,500 mi515 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeGulfstream G-2003,800 mi550 mph1 Pt.+ up to 6*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeGulfstream G-III4,000 mi550 mph1 Pt. + up to 6*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeDassault Falcon 504,000 mi550 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*49,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6014,000 mi506 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6504,038 mi528 mphUp to 2 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6044,250 mi540 mphUp to 1 to 4 Pt. + 1 to 2*41,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6054,600 mi528 mphUp to 3 Pt. + up to 4*41,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeDassault Falcon 9004,980 mi590 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*51,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Global7,111 mi560 mphUp to 2 Pt. + up to 8*51,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeGulfstream G-650ER8,160 mi595 mphUp to 2 Pt. + up to 10*51,000 ftDomestic & International
CategoryJet Aircraft ModelCruise RangeCruise SpeedPt. + PAXCruise AltitudeArea of Coverage
SmallCessna Citation I1,300 mi410 mph1 Pt.+ 1 41,000 ftDomestic
SmallCessna Citation II1,300 mi410 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*43,000 ftDomestic & International
Small Bechjet 4001,500 mi480 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic
Small Bombardier Learjet 35A1,800 mi490 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeCessna Citation V2,000 mi450 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeBombardier Learjet 552,100 mi500 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
SmallBombardier Learjet 452,265 mi535 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeCessna Citation III2,300 mi535 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*43,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeBombardier Learjet 60/XR2,700 mi520 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
SmallBombardier Learjet 36A/XR2,800 mi540 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeHawker 800A3,000 mi480 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*41,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeGulfstream G-1003,200 mi540 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeIAI Astra 11253,500 mi515 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeGulfstream G-2003,800 mi550 mph1 Pt.+ up to 6*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeGulfstream G-III4,000 mi550 mph1 Pt. + up to 6*45,000 ftDomestic & International
MidsizeDassault Falcon 504,000 mi550 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*49,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6014,000 mi506 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6504,038 mi528 mphUp to 2 Pt.+ 1 to 3*45,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6044,250 mi540 mphUp to 1 to 4 Pt. + 1 to 2*41,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Challenger 6054,600 mi528 mphUp to 3 Pt. + up to 4*41,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeDassault Falcon 9004,980 mi590 mphUp to 2 Pt. + 1 to 3*51,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeBombardier Global7,111 mi560 mphUp to 2 Pt. + up to 8*51,000 ftDomestic & International
LargeGulfstream G-650ER8,160 mi595 mphUp to 2 Pt. + up to 10*51,000 ftDomestic & International

MEDICALLY CONFIGURED PROPELLER, TWIN PROP & TURBOPROP AIRCRAFT

A Propeller is an aircraft that generates forward thrust powered by a single propeller engine and a reciprocating (piston) engine.

Twin Prop is an aircraft that generates forward thrust powered by two propeller engines.

Turboprop is an aircraft that generates forward thrust powered by a single turbine propeller engine.

Twin Turboprop is an aircraft that generates forward thrust powered by two turbine propeller engines.

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Small Prop CategoryProp Aircraft ModelCruise RangeCruise SpeedPt. + PAXCruise AltitudeArea of Coverage
Twin Turbo PropKing Air B-200C1,000 mi280 mph1 Pt.+ 1 27,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropCessna 4141,200 mi230 mph1 Pt.+ 1 25,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropQuest Kodiak 1001,200 mi200 mph1 Pt + 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropCessna 4211,400 mi295 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne I1,100 mi280 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne II1,335 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*31,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne III1,500 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*33,000 ftDomestic & International
Twin Turbo PropPiaggio P180 Avanti II1,600 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 41,000 ftDomestic & International
Single Turbo PropPilatus PC-121700 mi313 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 2*30,000 ftDomestic & International
Small Prop CategoryProp Aircraft ModelCruise RangeCruise SpeedPt. + PAXCruise AltitudeArea of Coverage
Twin Turbo PropKing Air B-200C1,000 mi280 mph1 Pt.+ 1 27,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropCessna 4141,200 mi230 mph1 Pt.+ 1 25,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropQuest Kodiak 1001,200 mi200 mph1 Pt + 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin PropCessna 4211,400 mi295 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne I1,100 mi280 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*25,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne II1,335 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*31,000 ftDomestic
Twin Turbo PropPiper PA Cheyenne III1,500 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 to 2*33,000 ftDomestic & International
Twin Turbo PropPiaggio P180 Avanti II1,600 mi320 mph1 Pt.+ 1 41,000 ftDomestic & International
Single Turbo PropPilatus PC-121700 mi313 mph1 Pt. + 1 to 2*30,000 ftDomestic & International

For short distances and transports on smaller aircraft such as turbo props or twin props aircraft, the minimum runway requirement for sea level altitude under normal conditions is at least 4,000ft (1,220m). Much longer runway lengths will be required depending on the terrain’s height and the weather conditions.

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