Carolinas HealthCare System
MedCenter Air

Jet Citation

MedCenter Air operates two Citation 560 series jets that are dedicated for medical transportation with most of the same features as the King Airs. However, these aircraft are utilized for longer distance or international transports where speed is of the essence.

Additional features include:

  • Speed in excess of 420 kts or over 485 miles per hour
  • Cruising altitude 35-39,000 feet
  • Pressurized cabin at sea level up to 24,000 feet
  • Capable of takeoff and landing at airports with 5,000 foot runways
  • Redundant, onboard medical equipment
  • One of the safest aircraft in the industry
  • Terminal Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
  • Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS)
  • Color radar (allows flight over or around inclement weather)
  • Excellent long-range aircraft
  • Patient weight limit - 300 pounds
  • Clamshell door width - 36 inches
  • Able to transport one adult patient or two isolettes
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