Hawaii has a new aircraft to help emergency crews save lives.
AMR Air Hawaii unveiled the newest addition to its fleet Tuesday, a Beech C90B King Air.
The plane’s passenger compartment was rebuilt to allow medical teams to administer advanced life support care to patients in-flight.
“This affords us our three bases with one backup and maybe potentially a fourth base to serve the community,” said Speedy Bailey, general manager of AMR Air Hawaii.
The company has been in operation since May 2013, and is the only ambulance accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
“It’s a commitment, but it’s in line with our values and our commitment to quality, safety and affordable cost,” Bailey said.
AMR is the primary 911 and transport service on Kauai, Maui, Lanai and Molokai and a secondary 911 and primary transport service on Oahu and Hawaii island.