Gulfstream Aerospace will present a G550 modified for medevac and airlift missions at this week’s Airshow China in Zhuhai.
The aircraft was delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Centre earlier this year. The aircraft, modified by Gulfstream, provides what the company calls “revolutionary in-flight medical capabilities”, including 360-degree in-flight patient access, advanced life-support equipment and a bed designed to accommodate an infant incubator.
More than 340 Gulfstream aircraft are based in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the company, making it Gulfstream’s largest international market. Since 2010, Gulfstream’s fleet there has more than doubled and now includes over 205 aircraft in Greater China.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, said: “Gulfstream aircraft serve specific and strategic missions from commanding global trade to aiding in rescue and life-saving operations. The Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Centre aircraft recently conducted two very complex rescue missions involving varied weather conditions and mountainous terrain, with operations out of one of the world’s highest altitude airports, Lhasa Gonggar Airport in China. As evidenced by these recent missions, Gulfstream aircraft are designed and equipped to serve the needs of our customers in even the most challenging circumstances.”
In addition to the G550, Gulfstream’s display at Zhuhai will also include its flagship G650ER.
Source: Gulfstream Aerospace