AirCARE1™ assures a seamless transition of critical care patients between the point of origin and destination utilizing our Lear 35A. We chose the Lear35A over other aircraft because it is one of the most efficient aircraft in the industry for long range transport, is less noisy than other aircraft and has a high safety record.
There are several aircraft used for patient transport and it is important to use the appropriate aircraft for the distance required. Below is a comparison chart for several types of aircraft.
Aircraft Comparison Chart
|Range (nm)||Speed (knots)||Cabin Size
|Lear 35A||Jet||39,000 – 41,000||2125||435||268|
|Lear 24/25||Jet||39,000 – 41,000||1240||440||259|
|King Air 200||Turbo-
|25,000 – 30,000||1300||260||> 300|
|18,000 – 22,000||1300||260||224|
Comparison Trip Times with Refueling Stops
|Long Beach, CA to Boston, MA|
|Lear 35A||6 hours|
|Lear 25||6.75 hours|
|King Air 200||10 hours|
|Turbo Commander||10 hours|
|Albuquerque, NM to Las Vegas, NV|
|Lear 35A||1.4 hours|
|Lear 25||1.4 hours|
|King Air 200||2.3 hours|
|Turbo Commander||2.3 hours|
In the industry approximately 50% of the patients are flown in aircraft that are not appropriate for the distance they are transported. Be sure to find out what type of aircraft the patient will be flown on.
Our aircraft have executive quality interiors where a patient can rest in a pleasant medical environment. To enhance patient safety — AirCARE1™ employs seasoned pilots who are trained to understand the medical mission. Every aspect of AirCARE1′s™ flight operations is focused on safety of flight and patient comfort.