Jun 8, 2017: Jet Aviation, a Zürich-based business aviation services company has received two medical evacuation (Medevac) conversions at its maintenance facility in Basel, Switzerland. An Embraer Legacy 600 is being converted for a customer in Asia. For a customer in the Middle East, an Embraer Legacy 650 conversion is underway.
Jet Aviation developed and owns a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that ensures short reconfiguration cycle periods and great flexibility in the operation of Embraer Executive Jets. The company is now converting the two Embraer Legacy aircraft to serve both as Medevac and VIP charter aircraft. Both aircraft will be approved through the company’s EASA-Part 21 organization.
With Jet Aviation’s modifications, it will be possible to convert the aircraft from VIP charter aircraft to medical evacuation aircraft within just a few hours. As VIP charter aircraft, the two Legacy’s will each accommodate up to fourteen passengers. When converted for medical evacuation, the Legacy 650 will present four patient stretcher and loading systems; the Legacy 600 will support two.
“We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and are fully committed to investing in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards,” said Erik Vandegrift, director Maintenance Operations for Gulfstream, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft at Jet Aviation in Basel. “The ability to quickly convert VIP charter aircraft for medical evacuation purposes offers significant benefit to aircraft operators who want to extend the serviceability of their business jets — and we are very pleased to make this possible.”
As an Authorized Service Centre for Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft, Jet Aviation’s facility in Basel is permitted to offer these aircraft full maintenance, renovation, modification and upgrades (RMU), including warranty & AOG support. The company also holds a huge number of EASA-approved STCs.