Textron Aviation has delivered a preowned Cessna Citation Sovereign to Amref Flying Doctors, a provider of fixed-wing air ambulances in Africa, Europe, and Asia based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. The midsize twinjet is expected to join the organization’s fleet comprising a Citation XLS and Bravo and Beechcraft King Air B200 and become operational in September.
“The Cessna Sovereign was an easy choice for Amref Flying Doctors when looking to expand our aviation capability and capacity, so as to support our international, long-distance air ambulance operations,” said Amref Flying Doctors chief operating officer Mike Black. Reconfiguration of the Sovereign’s cabin for air ambulance missions, including a multiple stretcher system, was performed at the Citation Service Center in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to the aircraft acquisition, Amref Flying Doctors also selected Textron Aviation’s ProParts program to cover the airframe systems and avionics parts for line, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance.