The Phenom 300MED medevac type has received its supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA and EASA. The STC was performed at Embraer's service centre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will be operated by launch customer and on demand charter operator GrandView Aviation.
The Phenom 300MED aeromedical interior was specified by Embraer and developed and certified by engineering services provider umlaut, part of Accenture, utilising Aerolite equipment. Aerolite developed the intensive care unit (ICU) specifically for the Phenom 300MED. As per the certification requirements, umlaut conducted an evacuation test to confirm two fully disabled patients could be evacuated.
The medevac solution for new and in-service aircraft is exclusively installed by Embraer's top-ranked services and support organisation, ensuring a service experience direct from the manufacturer.
“We are pleased to announce the certification of the Phenom 300MED by the FAA and EASA,” says Embraer service and support vice president of worldwide executive jets customer support and aftermarket sales Marsha Woelber. “The medevac solution provides superior value, benefiting from a market-leading product such as the Phenom 300 series, combining its unique capabilities with a fully-comprehensive medical solution.”
The Phenom 300MED benefits from the platform's heritage of best-in-class cabin pressurisation, low operating costs, high mission flexibility and modern avionics, plus its speed and range capabilities. With a best-in-class cabin altitude of 6,600 ft, passengers and crew enjoy more oxygen in the cabin. This feature equates to a healthier flight experience, essential for medical staff and patient care.
Embraer and umlaut developed a comprehensive set of configuration alternatives that include either one or two stretchers, the ability to carry an incubator and additional medical equipment. The aircraft also features hospital-grade trim and finishing. As a purpose-built medevac solution, created in collaboration with the leading companies in the industry, the Phenom 300MED is designed to be quickly and easily configured to meet the various needs of both healthcare providers and patients. The aircraft is also designed with agility in mind, able to convert between an executive and a medevac interior in as little as five hours.
The aircraft is further distinguished by the integration of Aerolite medical equipment. Aerolite designs, engineers, produces and installs air medical interiors. With over 500 medevac interiors delivered, the company offers the ideal blend of equipment for the mission.