For those who work in the field of air ambulance or aviation as well as those who are just airplane enthusiasts — one can appreciate the adrenaline rush of watching a new plane land for the first time. For those without a background in or love of airplanes, it may be hard to imagine the excitement, but it would be similar to waiting for the delivery of a new car or boat. So with much fanfare, the Angel MedFlight team welcomed our newest addition yesterday – the Cessna Citation X.
Beyond the experience of welcoming a new, cutting-edge jet to our fleet comes the “buzz” of offering the highest levels of global service and care in air ambulance transportation with the addition of the Citation X. Powered by two Rolls Royce engines, a name synonymous with excellence and power, the Citation X is the fastest civilian aircraft of its kind – with the ability to cruise at speeds of up to Mach 0.935, just under the speed of sound. Boasting the most aerodynamically advanced design ever, the Citation can soar up to 51,000 feet for over 3,200 nautical miles. Impressive by aviation standards — the true benefit to Angel MedFlight and our patients is that this high performance jet will allow us to serve a greater number of patients in global destinations. Keeping in alignment with our mission to provide services that exceed industry standards, this new, medically-configured jet is a prized addition to the Angel MedFlight fleet.
The pilots, crew and staff were all on hand to escort the newest fleet member into the hangar yesterday. Our Chief Pilot, Kindle Tannery, described with enthusiasm what it was like to fly the Citation “home.” The Citation made a grand entrance, proudly displaying its Angel MedFlight custom paint, superior aerodynamics and powerful engines. All of these advanced features in conjunction with the purpose of every transport will make this a true dream to fly.
*Angel MedFlight currently utilizes the services of sole and exclusive FAA F.A.R. Part 135 vendors, such as AeroJet Services, LLC (License Number: J7EA116I).