Gulfstream had delivered a new state-of-the-art Gulfstream G550 medevac aircraft that promises to revolutionize in-flight medical care to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center. Designed to be used for disaster relief and air rescue services, the G550 aircraft features a dedicated medical bay outfitted with advanced equipment to sustain and stabilize critically ill patients.
The craft offers 360-degree in-flight patient access which is a medevac first. Other features includea dvanced life-support capabilities (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), a bed designed to accommodate an infant incubator, a powered gurney loading system on aircraft stairs, X-ray viewing equipment, refrigerated medical storage cabinets, fold-out nurses’ seats for individual patient care, and crew rests with berthing.
“This aircraft showcases the art of the possible,” said Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “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.”
Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center Director Li Libing has also expressed the center’s interest in procuring a Gulfstream G650ER with the same medevac mission.