Textron Aviation has been awarded a contract by Sundt Air for two Beechcraft King Air 350C turboprop aircraft to support air ambulance and medevac missions throughout Greece.
The Athens-based aircraft will be owned by the country’s Ministry of Health, with the Hellenic Air Force overseeing maintenance and operation in support of disaster relief, medical rescue, inter-hospital transfer and repatriation for mainland health care services. Medical staff from the national centres for emergency care will administer medical care to patients aboard the aircraft.
The ministry’s King Air 350C aircraft is equipped with a cargo door and a Spectrum Aeromed dual-stretcher system, which includes redesigned stretchers to accommodate bariatric patients and incubators raised by electrically powered loading devices. Additionally, medical cabinets, on-board oxygen with overhead lighting and equipment mounts, stowaway tables and adjustable seats provide an easy-to-sanitize, comfortable working environment for the medical staff and passengers.
To enhance the aircraft’s low fixed costs of operation, the Ministry of Health of Greece has also utilized Textron Aviation’s ProAdvantage program which covers maintenance costs for a predictable hourly rate.Email Post to a Friend