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AirMed International

For the medical airline based out of the United Kingdom, see AirMed.


AirMed International, LLC, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a fee for service air ambulance airline. The company was founded in 1987 as MEDjet International and renamed AirMed International in 2003. AirMed offers international service to all countries except for Iraq, North Korea, and Libya. The company also manages the fixed-wing component of Mayo MedAir,[1] the air medical services for the Mayo Clinic and is a contracted carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense. AirMed holds accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS)[2] and the European Aero-medical Institute.[3]

AirMed is a member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)

AirMed sells a pre-paid air ambulance membership for individuals and families known as AirMed Traveler. presented by the International Travel Insurance Journal.

Hubs

AirMed has two hubs around the world. The hubs are:
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham, Alabama (Main Hub)
Rochester International Airport, Rochester, Minnesota

Aircraft and Medical Capabilities

Three Hawker 800 aircraft (two in Birmingham, AL)
Two Beechjet 400 aircraft (Rochester, MN)

The long-range Hawker jets are equipped with a liquid oxygen system (LOX), allowing for longer transport of ventilator-dependent patients without the need to replenish on-board oxygen supply. The AirMed Hawker aircraft has the capability of transporting two patients simultaneously. AirMed performs neonatal, pediatric and adult transports and specialized ECMO transports.

References

Exclusive Resorts adds Mayo Clinic and AirMed International

Chicago surgeon helps Haiti victims, flown on AirMed jet

Globe and Mail, Travel Insurance and Air Ambulance memberships

External links

  • AirMed International Website
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