Beyond the convenience offered by private jet travel, unscheduled air ambulance and medical evacuation charter flights are often critical for survival.
Medical evacuation (medevac) plays a vital role in the provision of healthcare globally. Medevac flights provide the necessary safe and timely transportation of injured people to hospitals, in cases where adequate medical resources are not accessible by other means. In 2018, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega reported to have carried out more than 1,000 rescue missions by jets, whilst in the US 150,000 patients were flown by jets in 2018, according to The Association of Air Medical Services.
The safety, reliability, speed and accessibility to smaller airports give private jets an unassailable advantage over commercial flights when assisting with medical emergencies and the transportation of lifesaving donor organs.
Speed: Unlike commercial flights, jet charters can be initiated in a time of need and with very little notice. Many operators are able to be airborne within two hours of receiving the request with a jet fully equipped to the specific needs of the patient.
Reliability: In poor weather conditions private jets have the ability to adapt flight routes with very little notice.
Safety: In cases of repatriation, patients are often too weak to travel by commercial flights and to suffer the queues, long waits and crowds of people. In a jet, a full aeromedical crew provide expert and comprehensive care whilst airborne.
Access: More than 40,000 airports can be accessed by private aircraft globally, compared with 7,000 by commercial airlines. This means that rescue missions can arrive closer to the required destination and in some cases, remote areas can only be accessed by private aircraft.
Air ambulance and medical evacuation charter is one of the most complex and rewarding aspects of aircraft chartering. Victor’s on-demand service ensures we are on call 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year. No matter the emergency, our rapid medical evacuation and medical repatriation experts can have a team of doctors and paramedics airborne in just two hours anytime of the day or night. In addition, our fully-transparent and subscription-free service means no time wasted, allowing the swift checking of pricing options and aircraft specifics.
Read our interview with Tyrol Air Ambulance for further insight into the intricacies of air ambulances and medevac: https://www.flyvictor.com/blog/2016/08/17/flying-doctors/
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