AirMed International recently acquired this medically equipped Nextant 400XTi for longer-range medical transport missions. (Photo: AirMed International)

AirMed Bolsters Reach To Central, South America

AirMed International has acquired a Nextant 400XTi for its base in San Antonio, which joins a Beechjet and two Beechcraft King Airs there, the air ambulance provider announced today. The aircraft will provide transport to emergency and non-emergency patients, as well as for organ-transplant teams.

“We will be able to build on our footprint, which extends to Mexico, Central America, and over water to South America,” said AirMed president Denise Treadwell. “From our San Antonio base, we also fly throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.”

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A remanufactured version of the Beechjet 400A/400XP, the 400XTi is outfitted with a pair of 3,052-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-3AP engines, giving it a range of 2,160 nautical miles with NBAA IFR reserves, and Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 avionics. AirMed’s 400XTi also was outfitted for international medical transport by Elliott Aviation.

A U.S. Department of Defense contracted carrier and preferred fixed-wing air medical transport provider for the Mayo Clinic, AirMed has operated more than 20,000 missions in all 50 states and in more than 150 countries on six continents.