Chances are there is a NZFD plane in the air now, flying a patient in need to receive the care they desperately require. On average the crew transport 3 patients a day
Christine Prince – CEO NZFDT

Beechcraft Super King Air 200C

The King Air 200 is a high performance corporate transfer aircraft which can be quickly converted for use in Air Ambulance mode with space for 2 patient stretchers plus equipment and up to 4 medical attendants. With its own, self-contained stretcher lifting capability and short runway requirements, the King Air 200 can efficiently operate around the country, including the Chatham Islands.

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max all up Weight: 5700kg
  • Certified to 35000ft
  • Certified Single Pilot IFR
  • Fully Pressurised
  • Powered by: Pratt and Whitney two PT-6-41 Turbine engines producing 850 Hp each
  • Seating: 8 VIP passengers
  • Cruise Speed: 480 km/h
  • Range: 1500nm (Invercargill – Auckland 650nm)
  • Wingspan: 16.61m
  • Length: 13.34m
  • Height: 4.57m

Full Medical and VIP Interior.
1.3m cargo door and self-contained stretcher lifting capacity.

Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and operational activity.

 

We fly King Air and Cessna planes. The King Air can travel at 480kms per hour- it takes just over an hour from Invercargill to Christchurch rather than 8 hours by road
Matt Hayes – NZFD Pilot

Beechcraft King Air C90B

A recent addition to the Garden City Helicopter’s fleet of aircraft is a Beechcraft King Air C90B, with comfortable new interior and livery plus extensive avionics. The King Air C90B has the ability to fly in 6 passenger VIP mode or be quickly converted for use in Air Ambulance mode with space for patients plus equipment and medical attendants.

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AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Capacity: 6 VIP passengers
  • Length: 35 ft 6 in (10.82 m)
  • Wingspan: 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)
  • Wing area: 294 ft² (27 m²)
  • Empty weight: 6,950 lb (3,150 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 10,100 lb (4,580 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-21 turboprops, driving Hartzell HC-E4N-3N propellers, 550 shp (410 kW) each

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 311 mph TAS (270 knots TAS, 500 km/h TAS)
Cruise speed: 260 mph TAS (226 kts TAS, 416 km/h TAS)
Stall speed: 90 mph (78 knots, 145 km/h) IAS (flaps down)
Range: 1,530 miles (1,321 nm, 2,446 km)
Service ceiling: 30,000ft (9,144 m)
Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10.2 m/s)
Wing loading: 34.3 lb/ft² (170 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.099 hp/lb (179 W/kg)

Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and operational activity.

Beechcraft King Air  C200

Pressurised twin turbo prop, single pilot IFR aircraft  purchased in 2001 from the Australian Flying Doctor Service. The C441 is capable of flying at 300 knots and up to 35,000 feet, proving to be a real performer in the Air Ambulance role.

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max all up Weight: 4,500kg
  • Certified to 35,000ft
  • Certified Single Pilot IFR
  • Fully Pressurized
  • Powered by: Garret TPE331-8 Turbine Engines producing 800 Hp each
  • Seating: 6 VIP passengers
  • Cruise Speed: 520 km/h
  • Range: 1,500nm
  • Wingspan: 15.04m
  • Length: 11.89m
  • Height: 4m

Full Medical and VIP Interior

Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and operational activity.

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