Worldwide Special Flight Missions – Air Ambulance Falcon 2000LX

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Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance Services Worldwide

Dassault Aviation modified and delivered this fully outfitted Falcon 2000LX Medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center (999) just a couple months ago. The wide-body twinjet is the first fixed wing aircraft in China fully equipped to perform air ambulance services. The conversion was performed by Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, Delaware.

An air ambulance is a comprehensive term covering the use of air transportation, airplane or helicopter, to move patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes. Personnel provide comprehensive prehospital and emergency and critical care to all types of patients during aeromedical evacuation or rescue operations aboard helicopter, propeller aircraft, or jet aircraft.

The use of air transport of patients dates to Word War I, but its role was expanded dramatically during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Helicopters are used to transport patients between hospitals and from trauma scenes; fixed-wing aircraft are used for long-distance transports.

An air ambulance is a specially outfitted aircraft that transports injured or sick people in a medical emergency or over distances or terrain impractical for a conventional ground ambulance. These and related operations are called aeromedical. In some circumstances, the same aircraft may be used to search for missing or wanted people.

Like ground ambulances, air ambulances are equipped with medical equipment vital to monitoring and treating injured or ill patients. Common equipment for air ambulances includes medication,ventilators, ECGs and monitoring units, CPR equipment, and stretchers. A medically staffed and equipped air ambulance provides medical care in flight—while a non-medically equipped and staffed aircraft simply transports patients without care in flight. Military organizations and NATO sometimes refer to the former as medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and to the latter as casualty evacuation (CASEVAC).

For over 25 years, Le Bas International has provides special missions worldwide to include Air Ambulance, Emergency, and Disaster Relief flights. For more information on our company visit http://www.lebas.com/services/ or call us 24/7 at +1.805.593.0510 or email at ops@lebas.com

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