Gulfstream's G550 To Enter Medevac Operations in Beijing

Gulfstream Aerospace's G550 has been selected for medevac operations in Beijing, the company announced. The Rolls-Royce-powered twinjet will be outfitted to support the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center and used for disaster relief and air rescue.

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Several factors explain why it dominates its category with a 70 percent market share.

The aircraft will be equipped with in-flight emergency resuscitation and on-board tracking capabilities for better doctor-patient access. It will include a medical bay, powered gurney-loading system on aircraft stairs, fold-out nurses’ seats for individual patient care, refrigerated medical storage cabinet, X-ray viewing equipment, and a crew-rest area with berthing.

Close to two dozen G550s and G450s are used in medevac service worldwide. The models also are employed in a range of special-mission and support operations, including military personnel transport, atmospheric research, electronic intelligence gathering, and long-range surveillance.

“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,” said Scott Neal, a senior vice president of worldwide sales at Gulfstream.

Established in 2010, the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center has more than 1,000 employees, 300 ambulances, two emergency medical services helicopters, and another fixed-wing medevac aircraft. The Beijing Red Cross emergency rescue operation, known as 999, took delivery of a Dassault 2000LX in late 2015 and became the first to offer helicopter emergency medical services in China in 2014 with an Airbus Helicopters EC135 P2e.

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