|AeroCare’s Learjet 31ER. Photo: AeroCare
[Avionics Today 12-31-2015] AeroCare Medical Transport System has added a Lear 31ER jet aircraft to its fleet of aeromedically equipped aircraft. The Lear 31ER is fully equipped as a "flying ICU" with a stretcher system, oxygen, suction, compressed air, and a full complement of critical care equipment and medications allowing AeroCare to transport the most critically ill air ambulance patients.
The Lear 31ER is equipped with the latest avionics including XM Weather, Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS) collision avoidance, Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), satellite communication, and moving map equipment to provide the flight crew with enhanced situational awareness. These systems aim to give AeroCare flight crews the necessary tools to provide the highest level of safety in the most demanding weather conditions.
The aircraft went into revenue service on Oct. 30 and is based at AeroCare's Chicagoland headquarters in Sugar Grove, Il.