CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc has added a Lear 31ER jet aircraft to its fleet of aeromedically equipped aircraft. The aircraft went into revenue service on October 30, 2015. It is based at AeroCare's Chicagoland headquarters in Sugar Grove, IL.
The Lear 31ER is a high-performance jet aircraft with a range of 1600 statute miles, flying at altitudes up to 51,000 feet, at speeds of 550 miles per hour. The Lear 31ER is fully equipped as a "flying ICU" with a state-of-the-art stretcher system, oxygen, suction, compressed air, and a full complement of critical care equipment and medications allowing AeroCare to transport the most critically ill air ambulance patients. In addition to two ATP (Airline Transport Rating) pilots, the aircraft is staffed with a team of critical care flight nurses, flight medics, and flight physicians depending on patient condition.
The Lear 31ER is equipped with the latest avionics including XM Weather, TCAS collision avoidance, TAWS ground proximity warning system, satellite communication, and moving map equipment to provide the flight crew with enhanced situational awareness. These systems give AeroCare flight crews the necessary tools to provide the highest level of safety in the most demanding weather conditions.
In addition to flying air ambulance patients, the Lear 31ER will also serve the organ transplant community by flying organ transplant teams throughout the country to retrieve organs for organ transplant recipients. "This aircraft will allow AeroCare to continue to provide our air ambulance patients and organ transplant teams the safest and most expeditious transportation," explains AeroCare's CEO Joseph D Cece, "at the most cost-effective price."
The Lear 31ER has gone through rigorous conformity checks by the FAA and is currently approved for operation on R&M Aviation dba AeroCare Medical Transport System's FAA Part 135 Air Taxi Certificate.
Entering its 21st year of operations, AeroCare Medical Transport System is a CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) accredited fixed-wing air ambulance provider with bases in Chicago, Scottsdale, and will be opening a third base in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in December of 2015. AeroCare flies air ambulance patients throughout the world utilizing a fleet of aero medically equipped aircraft including Learjet and Beechcraft King-Air aircraft. AeroCare's 24 hour Communication Center can be reached by calling 800-823-1911 of if outside the US or Canada by calling +1 (630) 466-0900. For more information visit http://www.aerocare.com.
Contact Name: Doug Swan
AeroCare Medical Transport System
SOURCE AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc