Fee for service air ambulance airline AirMed International has announced the addition of a Nextant 400XTi medical jet to its fleet in San Antonio.
The aircraft, a modified Beechjet 400, will provide medical flights to patients requiring emergency and non-emergency care, as well as providing transport to transplant teams.
“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 jet, which was upgraded for international medical transportation by Elliott Aviation in Illinois, adds a greater range to Air Med International’s capabilities in the region, as well as more up to date cockpit avionics.
The Birmingham, Alabama based airline provides around the clock services to patients at many of the major hospitals in the San Antonio region, including Christus Health, as well as undertaking organ procurement missions.
“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,” said Cris Daskevich, CHRISTUS Health SVP of Maternal Services and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
“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.”