AirMed Eyes APAC Reach with New Challenger 601

 - October 7, 2019, 12:31 PM
AirMed International's new Bombardier Challenger 601 will serve patients in Hawaii as well as the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo: AirMed International)

AirMed International has added to its fleet a Bombardier Challenger 601 that the company said will be able to provide faster response times to patients in Hawaii while also serving the Asia-Pacific region. The medically-equipped and -configured Challenger will be based at California's Sacramento McClellan Airport (MCC).

"This additional widebody aircraft will enable AirMed to provide longer-range flights to medically complex and neonatal patients," said AirMed International president Denise Treadwell. "It adds to our growing capabilities around the world, specifically to Hawaii, Guam and the entire Asia-Pacific region for many hospitals and medical facilities in the area."

AirMed’s Challenger will augment sister companies under Global Medical Response, including Reach Air Medical and Guardian Flight, which serve the western U.S., including California, Alaska, and Hawaii. It will also work with Air Medical Response (AMR), a large ground ambulance service that serves the continental U.S. and Hawaii and is also a part of GMR.

Its fleet of aircraft comprises Beechjet, Cessna Citation, Hawker, Learjet, and Nextant twinjets as well as Beechcraft King Airs and Pilatus PC-12s.