FAI converts worlds first medevac Global Express
FAI rent-a-jet Aktiengesellschaft is converting a Bombardier Global Express into a fully featured Medical Evacuation (medevac) aircraft.
The conversion will be the first time that a civilian Global Express has been converted to a medevac aircraft.
The conversion is being completed during the aircraft’s tweleve month check at FAI’s MRO subsidiary FAI Technik GmbH in Nuremberg.
Spectrum Aeromed Inc created and built the customised medical and air ambulance interior, which includes a bespoke Intensive Care Unit.
The aircraft is expected to enter service before the end of 2015, and will be based at FAI’s Nuremberg home base.
“With this conversion we are trying to fill a small, but important niche in the air ambulance market for ultra-long range transport of VIP-patients from Asia and the Middle East to and from the USA,” said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI’s Chairman, “We initially collaborated with Spectrum three years ago when we developed the first multi-patient interior for a CRJ200. That project was extremely successful so we have once again chosen Spectrum as we know they can match our expectations in terms of scope of work, budget and delivery times.”
FAI has also added its ninth Learjet 60. The company say that they have taken the aircraft to modernise its fleet as it continues to replace older LearJet models with newer aircraft.
The latest LearJet will be dedicated do special mission and medevac roles.