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When faced with a medical emergency abroad, securing an air ambulance for repatriation can be a daunting and expensive endeavor. Insurance companies may refuse to cover these costs for several reasons. One common issue is the...
Speed, combined with the high level of care provided by air ambulance services, make them an indispensable resource in the management of severe burn injuries.

When is a Ground Ambulance vs Air Ambulance vs Helicopter used?

While ground ambulances may be the most practical for transport under 200 miles, for emergency situations, helicopters may be best for transport up to 200 miles and airplane air ambulances for transports over 200 miles.

Why are patients flown by fixed wing?

Patients are flown by fixed wing for many different reasons. The fixed wing environment differs from the rotor wing environment primarily in that fixed wing travels farther, faster and higher.

What are the benefits of twin-engine vs. single engine?

The debate among users continues with this issue. Some pilots and passengers have always believed two is better than one. On certain levels this is still true today. Anyone flying 100 miles offshore, or over mountainous terrain at night feels better knowing that there are two engines working for him or her.

What types of aircraft are typically used in medEvac transport?

There is no standard aircraft utilized in medEvac operations. Airplanes (fixed-wing aircraft) vary in size from single-engine turboprops such as the Pilatius PC-12 to twin-engine aircraft like the Cessna Citation, Beech B-200, and Lear 35. Most are either turboprop or jet aircraft which lends to faster, more versatile performance.

Can and unpermitted vehicle or aircraft be substituted for a permitted one while the permitted vehicle or aircraft us undergoing maintenance in Florida

Yes, when it is necessary for a permitted vehicle/aircraft to be out of service for routine maintenance or repairs, a substitute vehicle/aircraft meeting the...

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