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Michigan Medicine's critical care transport team gets new $10M jet

The new specially-designed jet serves more critically injured patients and improves its organ procurement services.


By EMS1 Staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan Medicine recently added a $10 million specially-designed jet to its fleet to serve more critically injured patients and improve organ procurement services. 

The Bombardier Learjet 75 was designed by Survival Flight team members and includes:

The Survival Flight team members specifically designed the jet’s interior for the acutely ill and injured patient populations they treat. (Photo/University of Michigan Medicine)
The Survival Flight team members specifically designed the jet’s interior for the acutely ill and injured patient populations they treat. (Photo/University of Michigan Medicine)
  • Wider door access to accommodate larger patient beds
  • Wider interior patient care cabin
  • Ability to carry liquid oxygen and heavy equipment
  • Mounting systems in the patient care cabin for IV bags and other medical needs
  • Ability to carry two organ procurement team
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“There is nothing our nurses that designed this interior haven’t thought of,” says Denise Landis, clinical director of Survival Flight.

The Survival Flight program at Michigan Medicine has been around for 35 years. It has since grown to include 24 flight nurses, 10 communication specialists, 10 helicopter pilots, eight fixed-wing pilots and seven mechanics. 

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