Project Phoenix, the Dubai-based CRJ conversion specialist has signed an agreement with USfirm, Spectrum Aeromed, to develop a dedicated air ambulance version of the VIP Bombardier CRJ200 or to offer a quick change convertible option from VIP to air ambulance or even a flying hospital .

Spectrum will provide Project Phoenix with a custom-designed medical interior and full range of medical equipment The company will be Project Phoenix's preferred and recommended aeromed provider and Spectrum will refer any interested clients to Project Phoenix.

Project Phoenix CRJ 
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The two companies have agreed to work together and review future conversion of other larger airliner types, such as the Airbus A320 series and Boeing 737. Currently, Spectrum Aeromed boasts 50-plus STCs on some 250 aircraft types.

"We see this relationship very much as a long term one," said Project Phoenix chief executiveMike Cappuccitti, who will be announcing the agreement in Geneva this week. "We have considerable interest for the Phoenix CRJ in the in the air ambulance role - from Europe, the USAand the Middle East. This exclusive agreement with Spectrum Aeromed, a renowned world leader in life-saving solutions, will be well received."

The Phoenix CRJ programme was conceived to offer buyers of large executive aircraft a viable and cost-effective alternative to new business aircraft models in the 4,000-5,550km (2,200-3,000nm) range. Jet Asia of Macau is the first operator to fly the Project Phoenix VIP-configured Bombardier CRJ200 on behalf of owner Ritz Pacific, accepting its aircraft later this month.

Source: Flight Daily News