Embraer Launches Phenom 300MED For Medevac Use

Phenom 300MED
Credit: Embraer

Embraer has launched a Medevac version of its Phenom 300 light jet called the Phenom 300MED for civil and government applications.

The Medevac configuration is also available for retrofit. Embraer is offering the version through a partnership with European aerospace company Umlaut and Aerolite, a medical interior developer and supplier.

Embraer and Umlaut are jointly developing and certifying a new supplemental type certificate using Aerolite equipment. The two companies are developing a comprehensive set of configuration choices for the aircraft. It will hold either one or two stretchers with the ability to carry an incubator and additional medical equipment. It will also feature hospital-grade trim and finishing. The aircraft can be configured to meet various needs of healthcare providers and patients, the company says.

Embraer will install the equipment through its service and support organization. 

The Phenom 300 platform is uniquely positioned for Medevac operations, said Michael Amalfitano, Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO. “Given the current health crisis, we are proud to be working with two world-class Medevac solutions partners and we are primed to immediately start taking orders for this unprecedented air ambulance solution.” 

Umlaut brings its background in aircraft engineering, refurbishment and certification know-how to the product, officials say, while Aerolite’s focus is on the design, engineering, production and installation of air medical interiors. It has delivered more than 500 Medevac interiors. 

Embraer has delivered more than 550 Phenom 300-series business jets since the first one entered the market in December 2009. 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.