FAI rent-a-jet, Germany’s Special Mission Operator, has configured one of its seven Global Express aircraft (D-AFAM) as a dedicated air ambulance.
The company said it has experienced a significant increase in demand for long and ultra-long-range air ambulance business on sorties from Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe.
The move follows increasing demand from the market for ultra-long-range air ambulance missions. FAI has completed 10 ultra-long-range air ambulance missions over the past two months alone. The company is focused on building up its air ambulance capabilities in long and ultra-long-range missions with a view to strengthening its position as a world leader in the field.
Volker Lemke, Head of FAI’s Air Ambulance Division said: “as well as long and ultra-long-range air ambulance business increase, we have seen increased demand in the short and medium range repatriation air ambulance business. As a result, we are pleased to commit and dedicate one of our Global Express aircraft to air ambulance, which will enable us to be more agile and mission-ready within minutes.”
Previously, FAI converted the interior of the Global Express and configured it for air ambulance missions on a case-by-case basis. In medevac use, the aircraft features up to three Spectrum Aeromed ICUs.
The Global’s non-stop range of 6000 nm enables transport of up to three intensive care patients in addition to FAI’s specially trained medical teams and co-travellers from the west coast of the US to Europe, the US east coast to the Middle East or from Europe to the Far East.