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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Manhattan Jets to Operate Learjet Air Ambulance

U.K.-based Manhattan Jets on Thursday announced its plans to begin operating a Learjet 45 air ambulance.

Manhattan Jets said the Learjet was acquired from European air ambulance provider CEGA. The new aircraft will be added to Manhattan Jets’ AOC license, along with a flight operations crew and operational support contract — also provided by Manhattan Jets.

The Learjet air ambulance has enough capacity to carry patients, medical crews and an accompanying relative or employer. Its auxiliary power unit provides a climate-controlled cabin as well.

“We directly employ our own Learjet 40XR/45XR rated pilots and are responsible for training the CEGA crew who will fly the new air ambulance. All crew undergo an individual focused training process and rigorous crew selection guidelines in line with Manhattan Jets’ bespoke training mandate, ensuring full compliance with standard operating regulations. CEGA are in the business of saving lives and we are delighted to play a part in this important work,” said Steve Westlake, managing director, Manhattan Jets. 

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