AirMed International base in San Antonio adds Nextant 400XTi medical transport

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 12, 2019 13:02

AirMed International base in San Antonio adds Nextant 400XTi medical transport

San Antonio, Texas, Aug 12, 2019 — AirMed International’s base in San Antonio has added a Nextant 400XTi medical jet to its fleet to provide emergency and non-emergency patients with medical flights in addition to transporting transplant teams farther.

“The Nextant 400XTi has increased performance that adds to AirMed International’s capabilities in the region. It will join a Beechjet and two Beechcraft King Airs at the San Antonio location,” said AirMed President Denise Treadwell. “We will be able to build on our footprint, which extends to Mexico, Central America and  over water to South America,” she said. “From our San Antonio base, we also fly throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.”

The Nextant 400XTi is an improved version of the Beechjet 400 and now offers AirMed International a longer range medical transport with more efficient and quieter engines and more modern cockpit avionics. The interior of the Nextant 400XTi has also been upgraded for international medical transportation by Elliott Aviation in Moline, Ill.

Treadwell added, “AirMed San Antonio provides 24/7 patient services to many of the major hospitals in the region, including CHRISTUS Health, and additionally it performs organ procurement missions.” AirMed International is a member of the Texas Association of Air Medical Services and one of the largest providers of fixed-wing medical services in Texas.

“Fostering this partnership with AirMed International is just another example of the far reaches CHRISTUS Health will go to for the benefit of all of our patients,” said Cris Daskevich, CHRISTUS Health SVP of Maternal Services and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “This relationship allows us to provide timely, state-of-the-art care throughout our domestic and international ministries, insuring that all patients, regardless of location, receive consistent, quality-driven care.”

Daskevich added, “Our focus is to extend the absolute best care possible to our pediatric patients throughout our CHRISTUS Health ministries in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and both Central and South America. For our smallest patients, who often have critical needs, time is a critical resource. This partnership with AirMed will allow us to provide care to our pediatric patients quickly in their time of need.”

AirMed International offers medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis from multiple bases strategically located across the globe. It is the preferred fixed-wing air medical transportation provider for many of the top hospitals in the United States, including the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

It is a contracted air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense and has flown U.S. Presidents and countless heads of state. AirMed is medically equipped for virtually every critical care scenario, regardless of patient age or location throughout the world.

With global reach, AirMed International is one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, with more than  20,000 missions in all 50 states and over 150 countries on six continents. AirMed offers unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis and has some of the most experienced air medical crews in the industry. Chosen as a preferred operator for many of the top hospitals around the globe, as well as a contracted carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed operates its own fleet of fully customised and permanently configured jets.

With state-of-the-art medical jets and experienced and respected medical teams, AirMed is able to deliver an uncompromising standard of care. AirMed owns and operates all aircraft, as well as employing its own dispatch, fight, and medical teams.

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 12, 2019 13:02

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