Intermountain Life Flight has partnered with Intermountain Donor Services to invest in a dedicated air ambulance jet for organ transplant patients. The jet is a Cessna Citation/CJ4 and costs $7 million. It will be used for collecting donor organs for patients who are in need of organs in Utah. The air ambulance service will also transport organ transplant patients as necessary.
Safer Patient Transport with New Jet
According to Intermountain Life Flight’s executive director, Pam Moore, the company has been receiving a lot more requests for patient transport across the country within the past couple of years. With the new jet, they will be able to fulfil those requests quickly and efficiently. They will also be able to provide a much safer environment for transporting patients in need.
The new jet is a lot faster than all the other aircrafts in their fleet. While turbopop aircrafts fly at a speed of 310 miles per hour, the new air ambulance service jet flies at 500 miles per hour. It can fly at a height of up to 45,000 feet, while the older aircrafts can only fly up to 30,000 feet. This means they will be able to avoid weather complications much more easily.
In addition to this, the new jet will be able to fly longer distances as it can fly for up to 2,100 miles without making a fuel stop. The turbopop aircrafts can only travel for 1,200 miles till it requires a refuelling.
Faster Air Ambulance Service for Organ Transplant
With the new jet being much faster, the company will be able to fly quickly enough to make organ deliveries when needed. They have been struggling with the issue of transporting organs for a while. The new jet allows them to reach organ recipients across the country much faster than before.