EagleMed has contracted with Wichita, Kan.-based Yingling Aviation to convert a Beechcraft King Air B200 to critical care air medical configuration for dedicated emergency and inter-facility flights. When delivered toEagleMed later in February, the additional airplane will become EagleMed’s 16th King Air fixed wing critical care air medical transport aircraft.
Yingling is removing the executive interior and installing Spectrum dual bed modular air ambulance advanced life support systems approved for medical operations. Modifications include: vinyl covered headliner, lower sidewalls, rubber flooring, and sidewall insulation. There will also be a new forward cabinet for medical supplies, aft cabinet for stretcher storage and supplies, side facing passenger seats, LED lighting, a SkyConnect and EagleMed tracking system, and a custom designed cabin intercom system.
“As we grow and require more fixed wing aircraft to support the communities we serve and our AirMedCare membership, we have engaged Yingling Aircraft to convert our latest aircraft acquisition for critical care air medical transport use. Yingling does excellent work in meeting our strenuous requirements for quality, workmanship and passenger safety,” said EagleMed president Larry Bugg.
The dual Spectrum brand stretchers are custom made and specifically designed for patient comfort with expandable armrests and a pneumatically assisted fully adjustable backrest. Stretcher fabric is bacteriostatic and antistatic.
The pressurized, twin-engine Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop aircraft is capable of flight during instrument meteorological conditions at a speed of 265 nautical miles per hour and has a range of approximately 800 miles round trip. All EagleMed airplane pilots are Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certified and proficient in multi-engine and instrument flight rules. EagleMed partners with FlightSafety International for airplane simulation training for all its pilots.