Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company’s equipment was installed on a King Air 350C aircraft for a Minnesota based operation along with Montana based STAT Air Ambulance on their Pilatus PC-12 with completions at Fargo Jet Center.
“Both organizations are well known and have a great reputation,” said Spectrum Aeromed Vice President Matthew Christenson. “It speaks volumes to us that they would choose to place our equipment in their respective aircraft.”
Spectrum Aeromed’s single system 2200 series with a dedicated side wall, custom cabinets and electric patient loader will be installed on the new King Air 350C.
In addition to the latest Spectrum Aeromed medical interior Fargo Jet Center’s completion shop will also be installing a Technisonic radio system, Outerlink IRIS broadband satcom, voice, video and flight recorder and MaxVis 1500 Infrared camera systems, Cobham audio panel and custom interior lighting.
Stat Air Ambulance has used Spectrum Aeromed on other aircraft in the past and chose to install the new equipment while having routine maintenance done at the Fargo Jet Center. STAT Air Ambulance serves four area northeast Montana hospitals and is based in Glasgow, Montana.
“We like the convenience of having our new medical equipment installed while having our aircraft worked on by Fargo Jet Center,” said STAT Air Ambulance Director of Operations Ted Schye. “Everyone likes the loading system and the configuration in our PC-12. We used Spectrum Equipment on previous aircraft and it worked well. We transport a lot of people. Last year we transported 550 patients and it looks like we will be doing that again this year. We look to change out our equipment for Spectrum Aeromed equipment on our other aircraft in the future.”
The Fargo Jet Center’s convenient location offers customers the convenience of having routine work done on multiple aircraft.
“At our facility we are able to offer customers a wide range of services on a variety of aircraft types and sizes,” said Fargo Jet Center’s Maintenance Manager Travis Collins. “It is great to be able to partner with our neighbors at Spectrum Aeromed on this project. They are well known around the world for their products and we have a great working relationship with them.”
“The King Air 350C will have a lot of new avionics equipment and medical equipment to help with their mission needs,” added Fargo Jet Avionics Manager Ryan Paulson. “The custom lighting and other equipment we install will enable them to care for a patient, and possibly perform medical procedures in a well-lit environment that can help save lives.”
The aircraft is scheduled to be completed in the early summer of 2016 and will be based in Rochester, Minnesota.