Nanshan Jet flies three Beijing Red Cross missions in 48 hours
Nanshan Jet, the operator of the recently delivered Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Gulfstream G550, says that it recently operated three medical missions in the space of 48 hours.
Although the aircraft is based in Beijing, on August 20th the G550 was repositioned to Chengdu ready to perform its first mission the following day.
Once the patient was released into Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical care, the aircraft took off for a four-hour flights to Johor Bahru International Airport, close to Malaysia’s border with Singapore.
Once on the ground, the patient was handed over to the local Red Cross Emergency Medical staff and transferred onwards to a local hospital in Singapore.
After landing back in Beijing, the flight crew changed, and the aircraft departed again, this time for Hohot, in China’s Inner Mongolia province.
The patient was taken to Beijing, where the aircraft waited 3 hours and 11 minutes for its next flight, which would take the Gulfstream to the Mongolian capital.
Once the patient had been released from hospital in Ulaanbaatar, the aircraft departed for its 6-hour and 14-minute flight to Seoul, South Korea.
Nanshan Jet says that the intensity of flights in such a short time period was a very real test for the aircraft, although it could become normal practice in the future.
Beijing Red Cross 999 itself operates a Dassault Falcon 2000LX, although Nanshan Jet says that during the second half of 2018 it will take over the operation and management of that aircraft as well.
The G550 was delivered directly from Gulfstream on July 25. 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.