AMREF Flying Doctors has added a pre-owned Cessna Citation Sovereign to its existing aeromedical aircraft fleet.
The aircraft is expected to arrive in Nairobi, and start lifesaving operations in September 2021.
The announcement was made by Textron Aviation on Wednesday.
“Continuing to be the supplier of choice for air ambulance emergency services in Africa is testament to the Cessna Citation’s performance, especially when each minute matters,” Textron Aviation Vice President Bob Gibbs said.
“The spacious cabin of the Sovereign comfortably accommodates a multiple stretcher system and the necessary additional on-board medical staff. The Citation Sovereign’s range increases the AMREF Flying Doctor’s nonstop reach throughout Africa, Europe and Asia.”
Amref Flying Doctors chief operating officer Mike Black said the midsize twinjet will play a crucial role of extending unwavering support to international air ambulance routes operations.
“The Cessna Sovereign was an easy choice for Amref Flying Doctors when looking to expand our aviation capability and capacity, so as to support our international, long-distance air ambulance operations,” said Amref Flying Doctors chief operating officer Mike Black