Why Gulfstream jets are the popular choice for MEDEVAC

Exploring the benefits of the business jet for patient transport

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Medevac is a sector of our industry in constant demand. In the US alone, there are around 400,000 rotary-wing medevac transports made annually, and a further 150,000 patients are flown by fixed-wing aircraft. As the industry prepares for its next challenges, readiness and responsiveness is vital.

Recent years have also witnessed a change in pace for special mission aircraft (SMA) involved in front-line defence operations While commercial aircraft have long been employed to carry out a range of tasks from ISR to aeromedical evacuation (medevac), preference among many governments and militaries is to veer away from the conventional large jet airliners or small prop-planes. 

Today, a golden mean is being found in the business jet.

150,000 medevac patients are flown by fixed-wing aircraft each year in the US

Versatile in its ability to carry a complex suite of systems and advanced enough to offer significant improvements on altitude, speed, endurance, and patient safety, the bizjet is proving an increasingly tempting investment.

Defence IQ editor Richard de Silva spoke with Mr. Troy Miller, Regional Vice President for Military and Special Mission Sales, and Mr. Alex Kolar, Regional Vice President for International Government Sales, to discover exactly how Gulfstream’s ‘flying ICUs’ are proving invaluable in a medical crisis...