Nextant Aerospace has launched a new air ambulance conversion module at ABACE for its 400XT that enables the remanufactured light jet to be reconfigured in less than 30min.

The company, which is based in Cleveland, Ohio, says the platform provided by Spectrum Aeromed allows its aircraft to be switched from a VIP configuration into a fully advanced cardiovascular life support-capable critical care room with a self-contained ambulance bed.

Nextant 400XT

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The system costs less than $100,000 and the installation work is performed at Nextant's facilities in Cleveland.

"One of the most common requests we're getting from fleet operators is for platforms that can be used to provide air ambulance services," says Jay Heublein, executive vice-president global sales and marketing. "We have seen strong demand from Asia, so ABACE is the perfect environment to announce this new programme."

The 400XT is remanufactured from the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP and features a new Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 flightdeck and new Williams International FJ44-3AP engines.

Source: Flight International