The air ambulance service of Royal Jet has reported its busiest-ever year in 2012 for medical evacuation missions – up by ten per cent over another record year in 2011.
Royal Jet is also the oldest company to provide medevac services having flown over 1,650 missions to date.
“Our medical evacuation service has earned a reputation of being dependable and trustworthy,” said Shane O’Hare, president, Royal Jet.
“Our service goes well beyond providing air ambulances, medical teams and equipment.
“We provide medical escorts for patients travelling by commercial airline to ensure a seamless, expert bed-to-bed service.
“We arrange private road ambulance and helicopter transport and hospital appointments anywhere in the world and organize travel on behalf of the patient’s family.
“Just as we do with our luxury jet charters, we aim to offer our Medevac clients a quality of service that is second to none.”
Royal Jet operates two dedicated Medevac aircraft, a Gulfstream G300 and a Learjet 60, which are supported as required by any of its fleet of six Boeing Business Jets.
O’Hare added that he is looking at fleet expansion to meet the rising demand for Medevac support.
“Our air ambulances are equipped to the highest medical standards. This includes intravenous infusion pumps, arterial blood gas monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, oxygen systems, and monitoring for blood pressure and electrolytes,” explained O’Hare.
“Our team specializes in all forms of critical care, emergency care and anaesthesia.
“They are experienced in neonatal and paediatric medicine, cardiac conditions, transplant candidates and recipients, patients using ventilators and those with head or spinal injuries.”
In the past few years Royal Jet’s medevac division has handled missions in the most challenging of situations across community, political and government sectors from around the world and nearer home in the GCC.