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Ramsay Takes Us Inside AirMed's New Learjet Air Ambulance

AirMed's Hangar at General Aviation, Honolulu Int'l Airport AirMed's Hangar at General Aviation, Honolulu Int'l Airport
View Inside AirMed Learjet View Inside AirMed Learjet
Ramsay chats with pilot Sid Somera Ramsay chats with pilot Sid Somera
Flight Nurse, Jon Kane, on AirMed's medical capabilities Flight Nurse, Jon Kane, on AirMed's medical capabilities
Some of the medical equipment used in flight Some of the medical equipment used in flight

AirMed International Announces Arrival of a Learjet 36R/X in Honolulu

AirMed International, the leading U.S. air ambulance company, announced last month its launching it's Hawaii based Pacific operations with the arrival of a Learjet 36R/X. This long-range jet will be used for urgent transports to the mainland, serving the transport needs of Hawaii hospitals as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.  Ramsay Wharton takes us inside to jet at Honolulu International Airport this morning. Check it out! For WEBXTRA extended interviews click on the Video Gallery to scroll through clips.

The aircraft is permanently configured with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including an ECG monitor with hands-free pacer defibrillator. AirMed is also one of the few air ambulance companies in the world capable of transporting critically ill ECMO patients.

"We are pleased to add the capability of long-range transports from Honolulu," said Sandra Apter, Program Director of AirMed Pacific Operations. "The Lear will also allow for more efficiency in turnaround times for the emergency medical teams that accompany patients in-flight." AirMed's Lear has worldwide operational authority, allowing it to not only service Hawaii, but also support AirMed's national and international operations. AirMed anticipates the Lear will be in service regularly to the mainland each month.

About the air ambulance company AirMed International

AirMed International is the leading air medical transportation company in the United States with more than 18,000 total missions and counting. AirMed operates its own fleet of customized medical aircraft from its multiple bases across the globe. Chosen as fixed-wing air medical transportation for the top hospitals in the country, including the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, as well as a contracted air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed has CAMTS and EURAMI accreditation and an exceptional safety record. Visit www.airmed.com for more information about the company and its services.

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