Nextant Pacific Pty has sold its first dedicated air ambulance to Australia. The modified Hawker 400XP was acquired for the Australian aeromedical charity CareFlight and will be based in Darwin, Australia.
It will join the air ambulance fleet operated by Sydney-based Business Aviation Services (BAS). Nextant says the deal demonstrates the significant interest in aeromedical operations seen at the Singapore Airshow and Nextant Pacific’s regional demonstration tour featuring the quick-change VIP/Air Ambulance version of the Nextant 400XTi.
“The aeromedical business is a key focus area for Nextant Pacific, so we are delighted that CareFlight have chosen to partner with us for their important work in the Northern Territory,” said Nextant Pacific Managing Director John Oppenheim. “The key to any aircraft acquisition is market knowledge and with our focused portfolio of products we were able to refine our search down quickly and efficiently for CareFlight. Being able to leverage the buying power of Nextant Pacific’s partners at Directional Aviation Capital was invaluable in this acquisition.”
“This aircraft will enhance our capability in the North further and is a welcome addition to our fleet,” added CareFlight General Manager Paul Smith. “We have counted on John Oppenheim’s market knowledge in the past to assist with acquisitions and are pleased to again work with John at Nextant Pacific. This is the start of a relationship that will support CareFlight’s mission to lead the aeromedical industry.”
Mark Scott, BAS Project Manager, commented: “We have considerable experience in the aircraft acquisition business and were most impressed with the value that Nextant Pacific were able to bring to this deal. We look forward to commencing operations in the aircraft for CareFlight in late July.”