RISE TO THE RESCUE
When you have a need for a fixed wing aircraft for either a medivac evacuation from remote areas or non-critical medical travel, we can provide a certified stretcher system specifically designed for Airvan aircraft to ensure your passenger is transported in unparalleled safety and comfort.
In the Netherlands, Airvans’ unique stretcher systems allows the carriage of terminally ill children to experience the beauty of flight, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, an expectant mother is flown in to deliver her baby in modern medical facilities and in outback Australia, clinical runs can be accomplished by an aircraft that is the most economical of its class.
It is no wonder that the USA Civil Air Patrol called the Airvan “The aircraft of choice” post Hurricane Katrina, as the versatility of cabin layout allowed transport of people out and urgent medical supplies in.
Knysna Elephant Park which houses and cares for orphaned elephants was a better choice. But it was more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) away.
Airvan Africa, Mahindra’s exclusive African supplier, sent an Airvan to the rescue. Its quick release seats, roomy cabin and 105 centimetres (41.5inch) sliding cargo door made it the perfect choice for such precious cargo.
FOR THE MOST URGENT MISSIONS
When every minute and movement counts, Airvan is expressly well-suited for medical evacuations.
The large rear cargo door allows stretchers to be quickly and easily loaded on and off, even on the rugged terrain. The inside cabin has enough space for life support equipment and medical personnel with independent crew and passenger access.
When your mission calls for assistance to hard-to-reach areas, Airvan’s STOL (short take-off and landing) capabilities for short bush airstrips, are ideal for the rugged terrain.
A tough, spring-steel undercarriage and high-floatation tyres are built to handle undeveloped and even improvized airstrips.
A high-lift wing and single-piston engine clear 15 metres (50 ft.) in just 500 metres (1,640 ft.) – and land in just 370 metres (1,214 ft.).
More than 14.8 sq.m. (160 sq.ft.) of cabin space, plus an optional .5 cubic metre (18 cubic foot) pod with shock-absorbent lining, safely carries patients, staff and equipment.
A 105 centimetre (41.5 inch) sliding door that accesses a flat cabin floor that can be loaded without a tail stand makes it easy to load and unload.