Textron Aviation has sold 2 Beechcraft King Air 350C medivac aircraft for use by Greece’s ministry of health.
Norwegian charter operator Sundt Air will acquire the 350Cs and deliver them to Greece’s health ministry, which will place the aircraft in service by mid-2021, says Textron Aviation.
A demonstrator of Beechcraft’s air ambulance-configured King Air 350.
The Greek air force will oversee the King Airs’ maintenance and operation, and the aircraft are primarily based in Athens. The turboprops are being acquired to perform missions involving disaster relief, medical rescue and hospital transfers, Textron Aviation says.
The company adds that the air ambulance King Air 350C’s ability to operate from short airfields. And its medical capabilities make it an ideal air ambulance aircraft. The turboprops are outfitted with cargo doors, patient oxygen systems and be capable of carrying 2 stretchers, Textron Aviation says.
Powered by twin Pratt Whitney Canada PT6A turboprops. The air ambulance-configured King Air 350s will cruise at 303kt (561km/h) and have range up to 2,692nm (4,986km), per Textron Aviation.