Gulfstream delivers G550 to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center
Gulfstream has delivered a G550 to China’s Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center. The order for the aircraft was announced during the 2017 Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE).
The aircraft was handed over at a special ceremony at the airframer’s Savannah home-base on July 25, although it had already flown a roundtrip to Frankfurt, Germany the week before.
The aircraft is fitted in a medivac configuration, with all the equipment needed to sustain and stabilise critically ill patients.
“This aircraft showcases the art of the possible,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Aerospace. “When you combine innovation, talent, commitment and expertise, you can transform an industry. With this aircraft – and our collaboration with the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center – we have done exactly that. This modified G550 will change – and save – lives, forever altering the expectations for medevac support.”
G550 MSN 5560 / B-5999 joins a 2013-build Dassault Falcon 2000LX already In the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center.
During the unveiling ceremony, Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Director Li Libing said that the company was interested in adding a Gulfstream G560ER to its growing fleet.