October 10, 2023 (Fargo, ND, USA) Fargo Jet Center (FJC), in collaboration with Bombardier and Spectrum Aeromed, has delivered two highly customized Bombardier Learjet 75 air ambulance aircraft to be used in Romania by the General Aviation Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of emergency rescue services.
“The visionary craftsmanship and precision constructed into these aircraft truly highlight our team’s capabilities and expertise in aircraft modifications,” says Randy Jenson, FJC Vice President. “From conceptual design to fully installed solutions, our proven abilities played a key role in equipping these aircraft for their unique mission of improving healthcare accessibility and response times for critical medical emergencies.”
FJC transformed the aircraft from standard passenger configurations to state-of-the-art air medical interiors with extensive modifications and performance enhancements. The custom-designed, engineered, and FAA-approved modifications include downwash patient lighting, a removable bulkhead, an AFT baggage storage cabinet, a 6,000-liter oxygen rack system, and a forward cargo bay. Additionally, the factory side entry and lower sidewall interiors were modified and encased in full stainless steel.
Unveiled as the first of their kind in Romania and as one of the fastest aircraft types in its class, these two Learjet 75 aircraft will serve to improve response time and availability, particularly in times of life-threatening situations, providing prompt access to the highest level of urgent medical care.
“At Bombardier Defense, we take pride in the trust put in our products to conduct demanding missions,” says Steve Patrick, Vice-President, Bombardier Defense. “Bombardier has a 24/7 support infrastructure of experts and service centers worldwide that are ready to provide an efficient and reliable service for the Learjet aircraft. We look forward to continue expanding our partnership with Fargo Jet Center to provide our highly reliable platforms tailored to the mission.”
Furthermore, FJC partnered with Spectrum Aeromed (Fargo, ND, USA) to supply the dedicated advanced air ambulance modules and supporting air medical equipment. Each aircraft is meticulously outfitted for the transport of two critical patients and includes vital medical equipment including an incubator for critical condition infants and an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine.
“This completion is another example of FJC and Spectrum Aeromed’s unique value proposition for our clients that’s not found anywhere else in the world,” says Chase McCown, Spectrum Aeromed President. “With facilities based on the same airport, our teams can better collaborate throughout a project.”
The collaboration between FJC, Bombardier, and Spectrum Aeromed marks yet another triumph in their history of international projects. Their partnership previously culminated in the completion of two Bombardier Learjet 75 air ambulance aircraft for Polish EMS operator Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe.
To inquire further about these special mission modifications and groundbreaking innovations, please visit:
- Fargo Jet Center: www.fargojet.com/aircraft-special-missions
- Bombardier Defense: https://defense.bombardier.com/en
- Spectrum Aeromed: www.spectrum-aeromed.com/air-medical-equipment
About Fargo Jet Center and Associated Companies:
Fargo Jet Center (FJC), headquartered in Fargo, ND, USA (KFAR), aircraft sales division Exclusive Aircraft Sales, and subsidiary Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN, USA (KFCM), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world.
Fargo Jet Center has delivered more than 130 special mission aircraft over the past 25 years with modifications ranging from basic non-dedicated air medical systems and cloud seeding aircraft to extensive atmospheric science/research modifications, reconnaissance equipment systems integrations, and fully dedicated air medical aircraft. Additionally, Exclusive Aircraft Sales is an accredited aircraft dealer through the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information visit www.fargojet.com.
Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.
With decades of experience working with special mission operators and the confidence of renowned mission systems integrators, Bombardier is the go-to provider of solutions for the most demanding missions; from urgent humanitarian assistance and head-of-state transport to securing airspace, borders and infrastructure. Bombardier Defense has over 500 specialized business aircraft in-service worldwide with over 3 million fleet hours, with more than 160 operators in over 50 countries.
For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at defense.bombardier.com.
About Spectrum Aeromed:
Spectrum Aeromed is a leading global designer and manufacturer of custom air medical and air ambulance equipment for fixed and rotor-wing aircraft. Spectrum Aeromed’s modular and custom-built air medical equipment is used by all segments of the aviation industry, including charter services, private/VIP operators, royal families, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) operations, hospitals and corporations, as well as domestic and international military and government entities. The company is qualified to produce specialized life support solutions for air, ground, and marine support applications. Spectrum Aeromed holds more than 90 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) covering more than 450 models of aircraft. Spectrum Aeromed is headquartered in Fargo, ND with a 17,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. For more information, visit www.spectrum-aeromed.com.
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