Throughout February, Fargo Jet Center (FJC) hosted project launch meetings with Polish EMS operator Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) and Spectrum Aeromed to develop highly-customized medical interiors for LPR’s recent order of two Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft.
Exclusive Aircraft Sales, FJC’s aircraft sales division, in conjunction with FJC’s maintenance and engineering experts, participated in an 18-month long bid process to support LPR’s mission to add the first two jet aircraft to their fleet of helicopters and turboprop aircraft.
“In the course of the tendering procedure, FJC showed great dedication and willingness to deliver the best product to meet the requirements of LPR and allow for increasing the quality and availability of the provided health services and safety”, says Wojciech Woźniczka, LPR director’s representative for key project management.
The agreement with LPR goes well beyond a standard acquisition agreement. FJC will be providing support for the operation for five years including flight and medical cabin training, custom medical cabin design and modifications, and maintenance and warranty support once both aircraft are placed into service in 2021.
“What made this project unique for us was working through numerous aircraft evaluations to meet the client’s needs, developing new technologies and modifications to install on a newly certified aircraft, and managing the process over the next five years,” says Nick Newby, Director of Jet Sales for Exclusive Aircraft Sales. “We have a uniquely diversified company that is rather uncommon in our industry which positioned us well to serve LPR’s needs.”
Fargo Jet Center and Spectrum Aeromed, both based at Fargo’s Hector International Airport, also bring an advantage for clients to collaborate in their main facilities, creating efficient conversations, problem-solving, and decision making.
“Together, with our long-term integration partners and Bombardier, Spectrum Aeromed creates a versatile solution that provides LPR with the flexibility required for their demanding life-saving missions. Teaming up with everyone involved will result in a new design, which truly will be a benchmark for future air ambulance cabins. In addition to aviation standards, it will also meet applicable European norms and provide for multiple innovations to improve the care of patients.” Thomas Redder, VP of International Sales.
About Fargo Jet Center, Exclusive Aircraft Sales, and associated companies:
Fargo Jet Center (FJC), headquartered in Fargo, ND (KFAR), aircraft sales division Exclusive Aircraft Sales, and subsidiary Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN (KFCM), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world. With over 200 team members company-wide, Fargo Jet Center has delivered more than 100 special mission aircraft over the past 25 years. Exclusive Aircraft Sales is an accredited aircraft dealer through the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information visit www.fargojet.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.
About Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe:
Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) is a medical rescue and transportation service in Poland, only one in HEMS operations. More than 100 helicopter pilots and several fixed wings aeroplanes operate by 27 helicopters Airbus Helicopters EC135 and 2 fixed-wing Piaggio P180 Avanti from 21 HEMS and 1 EMS bases across all the Poland, with a population of 38 million. In 2019 LPR did more than 16.000 HEMS and EMS missions and transported nearly 10.000 patients, with approximately 10% growth of operations year to year. Fixed-wing aeroplanes base and 4 of helicopter bases are in the 24/7/365 duty. The rest of the bases need to be in the duty between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. since the mid of 2020. Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe uses its own Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (EASA Part M/G organization) covered all the types of the aircraft, Maintenance EASA Part 145 organization with the wide scope of approvals, Aviation Training Organization and Type Rating Training Organization, with the simulator of EC135, Level 3. Training Organization use 3 own fixed-wing airplanes Tecnam P2008JC and 2 own helicopters Robinson R44 Raven II, for preparation of the young pilots for HEMS operations in LPR. For more information, visit www.lpr.com.pl or https://www.facebook.com/latamybyratowac/.