Commercial

Beijing Red Cross Adds G550 to EMS Fleet

By S.L. Fuller | March 16, 2017

Photo courtesy of Gulstream Aerospace Corp

Photo courtesy of Gulstream Aerospace Corp.

The Gulfstream G550 has been selected to launch emergency medical services (EMS) in Beijing, Gulstream said. The aircraft would support the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center for disaster relief and air-rescue operations.

"The G550's tremendous performance, outstanding cabin environment and interior flexibility are ideal for medevac missions," says Scott Neal, SVP of Worldwide Sales for Gulfstream. "We are committed to working with customers to deliver an aircraft that exceeds their requirements, and this uniquely tailored G550 is no exception. The aircraft's customizable cabin will serve as an example for future programs."

The Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center was established in 2010 and has a fleet consisting of two helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft, along with 300 ambulances. Gulsream says its G550 is the most reliable aircraft in its class. It can fly nonstop from Beijing to New York in just over 13 hours at Mach 0.83, and nonstop from Beijing to London in 10 hours at Mach 0.85. When operational in Beijing, the aircraft would be fitted with an EMS interior and feature in-flight emergency resuscitation, X-ray viewing equipments, refrigerated medical storage cabinets and more.

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