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Our Service Begins With You

At MedFlight911, we offer this promise to each and every one of our valued clients: "Our Service Begins with You."

That means from the moment you call our office we will:

  • Go above and beyond to help and serve you.
  • Make the process simple, easy and worry-free.
  • Take care of every detail so you don't have to.
  • Act as your partner and advocate throughout the process.
  • Treat your patient / loved one like family.
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November 14, 2014

How an Air Ambulance is Like a Car. And, How it Really Isn't

medflight911whenisanairambulancelikeacarWhen you provide medical transportation for a living, you have medical devices to maintain. The biggest and easily most expensive "device" to maintain are air ambulances. In many ways the costs you experience with an air ambulance are similar to those you experience while maintaining a car; in many ways, the costs are nowhere near similar.

While maintaining a vehicle, you commonly incur the following costs: a monthly payment or as it is called with an air ambulance, a mortgage payment, insurance, annual inspections, fuel, tires and other part replacements. Air ambulances are commonly Lear Jets. These airplanes are popular because they have longevity, if maintained properly they can be used for decades or more, and their parts are still readily available. This doesn't mean they are inexpensive.

A Lear Jet can commonly cost several million dollars and its parts are priced accordingly. Recently, a plane needed a windshield replaced. A new windshield cost close to $70,000. Another plane required a device certified to receive the contents from an onboard lavatory. This device cost $25,000. In addition to the high costs incurred when a new device is required, that plane is then out of commission and not earning money while being fixed.

Another time planes are out of commission is during inspections. Aircraft undergo four types of inspections: A, B,C, and D. A and B checks are lighter and shorter inspections while C and D are more time consuming checks. An A check is performed every 500-800 flight hours and can be performed overnight, while a B check is every 4-6 months and takes 1-3 days. A C check is performed approximately every two years. This check is much more extensive. The plane is effectively disassembled and every part is examined. This check puts the plane out of commission for 1-2 weeks, can require up to 6,000 man-hours, and can cost up to $200,000!

As you can see, maintaining an airplane is similar and very different than maintaining a car. We take care of all these concerns so you don't have to worry! And always, our biggest goals are to make your travel with us safe, comfortable and as economical as possible.

To find out more about our air ambulance transports and for a no obligation medical transport quote, contact us at (888) 359-1911.

MedFlight911: Get your Air Medical transport started right now - Request a Transfer.

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