EagleMed starts critical care transports in Houston


EagleMed Beechcraft King Air B200

EagleMed begins flying critical care medical transport in Houston, Texas.
EagleMed Beechcraft King Air B200

EagleMed Beechcraft King Air B200.

EagleMed has added a medically-configured Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop to a new critical care air medical transport operation located near Houston, Texas.

Larry Bugg, president of EagleMed, said: “At EagleMed we are very pleased to add this important resource to a medical community that annually serves hundreds of thousands of patients with critical needs.”

“When distance is a factor and time is essential in terms of patient outcomes, a 24 hours a day medically-staffed King Air B200 adds a vital transport modality to the region’s patient support infrastructure,” Bugg added.

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EagleMed operates a fleet of 20 Beechcraft King Airs, 15 helicopters and six ground ambulances. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas and is a subsidiary of the Air Medical Group Holdings Inc.

EagleMed is also able to operate international critical care flights into Mexico from south Texas.

The medically configured Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop is pressurised; it has twin upgraded Blackhawk engines and Garmin G1000 cockpit with synthetic vision. The aircraft flies at a speed of 310 mph and has a range of around 900 miles.