Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.´s Gulfstream G550 aircraft has been selected to launch state-of-the-art medevac services in Beijing, the company said.
The Gulfstream aircraft will be outfitted with top-of-the-line medevac equipment in support of the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center.
The G550 medevac will be used for disaster relief and air rescue services. The aircraft will feature in-flight emergency resuscitation enabled by hospital beds with inboard tracking capabilities for better doctor-patient access.
Additional special-mission outfitting includes a medical bay, powered gurney loading system on aircraft stairs, fold-out nurses´ seats for individual patient care, refrigerated medical storage cabinets, X-ray viewing equipment, and crew rests with berthing.
The Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center was established in 2010 and currently has more than 1,000 employees. The Gulfstream G550 will join its fleet of two emergency medical services helicopters, a fixed-wing medevac aircraft, and 300 ambulances.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.