Greece’s Ministry of Health recently ordered two Beechcraft King Air 350C turboprops to support disaster relief, medical rescue, inter-hospital transfer, and repatriation to mainland health care services. Medical staff from the National Centers for Emergency Care will be available to administer medical care to patients aboard the aircraft. To ideally support emergency operations, the special missions King Air 350C will be equipped with a cargo door and a Spectrum Aeromed dual stretcher system, as well as medical cabinets, on-board oxygen, equipment mounts, stowaway tables, and adjustable seats that provide an easy-to-sanitize, comfortable work environment for the medical staff and passengers.
Why The King Air 350C?
“The King Air 350 aircraft combines proven performance with innovative cockpit technology and an easily accessible cabin, making it an ideal medevac platform for the Ministry of Health of Greece,” says Bob Gibbs, vice president, special mission sales for Textron Aviation. “With the turboprop’s impressive short-field capabilities and custom-built medical interior, the Ministry of Health and its operating partners will be able to serve an enduring mission throughout Greece.” The Ministry of Health has also invested in Textron Aviation’s ProAdvantage program to cover maintenance costs for a predictable hourly rate, which provides a low, fixed cost of operation.
More On The Beechcraft King Air 350C
The King Air 350C aircraft is a version of the King Air 350i twin-engine turboprop aircraft configured with an optional cargo door, resulting in enhanced mission flexibility. Textron Aviation powers the King Air 350C with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A turboprop engines featuring Hartzell four-blade propellers. Inside, the King Air 350C is equipped with a Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion digital avionics suite boating touchscreen controls.
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Source: Textron Aviation
Posted On: 7/10/2020 11:15:23 AM