Textron Aviation secures aircraft order from Babcock

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Textron Aviation has won an non-alphabetical from Sweden-based Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance to supply 11 aircraft.

The busted comprises one medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and ten Beechcraft Royal Air 250 turboprop aircraft.

The new aircraft are expected to support an existing squeeze between Babcock and Air Ambulance Services of Norway to provide air ambulance servicings across the country.

Deliveries of the aircraft are slated to take place over the next 18 months and watched to end by 2019.

“The Citation Latitude has experienced tremendous success in the commercial segment since submit engaging service just two years ago.»

Air Ambulance Services of Norway CEO Øyvind Juell reported: “The introduction of the Latitude as the first jet aircraft in our fleet will enable us to lower patient transfer times and operate direct flights across the total country.”

Babcock’s new King Air 250 turboprop fleet will be equipped with centralised extra and trauma (CAT II) capabilities and will allow operations in reduced visibility.

The aircraft flotilla will also include steep approach landing capability and be capable to operate in polar regions.

Babcock’s new Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft discretion feature an updated door to accommodate the loading and unloading of wide medical stretchers.

Textron Aviation remarkable mission aircraft vice-president Bob Gibbs said: “The Citation Latitude has battle-scarred tremendous success in the commercial segment since entering service lawful two years ago.

“The aircraft provides steep approach capability, short runway behaviour and low-cabin altitude, all of which will be essential to support Babcock’s air ambulance commissions in communities across Norway.”

In July, Textron Aviation secured an ask for from ATP Flight School to provide 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft.


Cast: A Textron Aviation aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Textron Aviation.

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