After working with Spectrum Aeromed for the first time in 2014, LifeFlight, one of Australia’s largest air-medical retrieval operations, has again contracted Spectrum Aeromed for work on their Challenger fleet of fixed-wing aircraft.
LifeFlight has flown more than 60,000 critical rescue missions over the past 40 years, according to the organization. Their fixed-wing air ambulance retrieval service allows the organization to help patients in need of urgent medical care throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
“LifeFlight Australia has been operating with Spectrum Aeromed stretchers for the past five years, in the first of our dedicated Challenger 604 air ambulance jets,” said LifeFlight Coordination Centre Executive Manager Peter Elliott.
Their current project increases Spectrum Aeromed’s deliverable to three Challenger 604s, each with a state-of-the art, fully customized interior for the safe and efficient transport and treatment of patients of all ages, from infant to adult.
“Being able to work with LifeFlight on these Challenger 604 aircraft is very exciting and we are proud that they are using our equipment for their continued growth and critical patient care needs,” said Matthew Christenson, Spectrum Aeromed VP Account Executive. “The Challenger 604 aircraft is great for air ambulance transports and provides the room and options that medical crews need for dedicated long-range patient transports. We strive to be able to customize an interior to fit the many needs and roles of the LifeFlight medical team and it has been great to work with them.”
“When it came to the medical fit-out of these jets, Spectrum Aeromed was the obvious choice for us, as their products have proven to be reliable systems in our aircraft,” Elliott said. “Spectrum Aeromed delivered our six stretchers on time and as agreed. This was despite challenges, as it coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Spectrum Aeromed has delivered the air ambulance equipment for the three Challengers; the installation is complete on one of the three aircraft and the remaining two Challengers are currently in the equipment installation phase.