Netherlands-based Zeusch Aviation, which since June 2017 has offered TV relay, surveillance and mapping using two King Air C90A aircraft, has added a King Air 200 that can support medevac and passenger charter operations. The aircraft is due to enter service in mid-July 2018.
In medevac configuration the King Air 200 features a Lifeport Plus system, which incorporates a stretcher for a single patient and medical equipment including a vacuum system, compressed air, a three-outlet 1,000W (230VAC) inverter and a 3,500-liter oxygen system with remote filling port. Additional equipment can be added.
Patient care will be administered by up to two clinicians, depending on the mission. The King Air 200 is capable of landing and taking off from short and unpaved runways. It will be used to transport patients to ground ambulances or longer-range aircraft, and will also be offered for repatriation and donor organ delivery.
Like Zeusch’s King Air C90s, the King Air 200 has a versatile interior configured for rapid change-out. The King Air 200’s medevac cabin can be switched out in less than two hours and reconfigured to support private charter operations. The stretcher and medical equipment are replaced by a divan and six seats.
The aircraft will operate in partnership with UK-headquartered private air ambulance company IAS Medical, which holds the AOC on which the aircraft will operate.
Zeusch also plans to extend its charter offering with the addition of a longer-range aircraft before the end of 2018.
Photo: Erik Brouwer
June 29, 2018