Embraer announced Phenom 300MED Medevac light jet
Embraer has announced the Phenom 300MED, an aeromedical model of its Phenom 300 light jet series. The 300MED has been created in partnership with aerospace and defence manufacturer, umlaut, and aeromedical solutions company, Aerolite. Whilst aircraft will be purpose-built Embraer also reported the solution can be retrofitted.
Now available for customer configuration, the Phenom 300MED, according to Embraer, has been designed as a solution for both civil and government applications and will be installed exclusively by the OEM’s Services & Support organisation.
“The Phenom 300 platform ― the most successful light jet in the world ― with its unparalleled technology, comfort, and performance, is uniquely positioned for Medevac operations,” said Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Given the current health crisis, we are proud to be working with two world-class Medevac-solutions partners, and we are primed to immediately start taking orders for this unprecedented air ambulance solution.”
Together, Embraer and umlaut are developing a set of layout alternatives for the 300MED, which will feature either one or two stretchers, as well as the ability to carry an incubator and additional medical equipment. The aircraft will also feature ‘hospital-grade’ trim and finishing.
Tobias Geissinger, MD of umlaut, said: “umlaut is known for generating full service, cross-industry, and end-to-end solutions. Now, we are combining Embraer and umlaut’s strong competencies in aircraft engineering, refurbishment, and certification know-how to bring an unprecedented solution to the market. Together with Aerolite’s state-of-the-art aeromedical equipment, we will deliver a solution that will transcend the current market. Designed from the ground up, this new solution will offer a hospital-grade interior with the flexibility for configuration and reconfiguration that simply isn’t available today.”
The aircraft’s Medevac capabilities are extended with the use of Aerolite medical equipment Embraer said. Aerolite has delivered over 500 aeromedical interiors in its history. CEO, Ronald Hengartner, said, “We are honoured that Embraer and umlaut have selected Aerolite’s innovative aeromedical equipment for the new Phenom 300MED. From providing the most modern EMS interior solutions to offering customer-specific support and training, Aerolite is uniquely positioned to help deliver the ultimate Medevac solution.”