The aircraft will serve company partner Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding and provide backup support to San Juan Hospital in Monticello and Southwest Health System in Cortez, CO.
The base also will be utilized to back up Guardian Flight bases in Chinle, Window Rock and Kayenta, AZ, and Gallup, NM. The schedule calls for the new base to be activated in late 2018.
Guardian Flight already has a large aircraft maintenance base at the Blanding Municipal Airport, along with Eagle Air Med’s corporate office, program management and a business development team. The medical and flight crews for the Blanding-based King Air C90 will be based in Blanding.
In addition to the new Blanding location, Eagle Air Med has seven other fixed-wing aircraft, with two aircraft serving Chinle, AZ, an aircraft serving Kayenta, AZ, aircraft supporting Gallup, NM, two aircraft flying from Del Norte and Alamosa, CO, and one in Rosebud, SD. For more information, go to www.eagleairmed.com.
Guardian Flight is an Air Medical Group Holdings company. It operates a fleet of approximately 85 fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft dedicated to air medical flights in the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Guardian Flight has more than 800 professional staff, including clinical providers, pilots, mechanics, trained communicators, and support staff.
Guardian Flight companies include Eagle Air Med in Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado, and Utah; Hawaii Life Flight in Hawaii and Guardian Flight in Alaska and Wyoming.
Companies also include MountainStar AirCare in Utah, and AeroCare Medical Transport serving in Arizona and New Mexico.
Guardian Flight’s parent company, AMGH, is the largest provider of emergency air medical services in the U.S. with more than 100,000 patient transports annually.