To emergency medical transport providers, every minute counts. In keeping with this crucial fact, we take full responsibility for every aspect of our flight operations and aircraft maintenance rather than contracting with outside vendors, resulting in improved crew teamwork, reduced aircraft downtime, and streamlined communications—all of which contribute to the reliability and safety of our fleet. Our pilots’ thorough familiarity with the regions they serve further streamlines transports, and their training in both Night Vision Device (NVG) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) means that CALSTAR is equipped to safely fly at night and in a variety of weather and limited visibility conditions.
CALSTAR’s fleet of rotor-wing aircraft is comprised entirely of Airbus H135 helicopters, which deliver an outstanding level of performance and reliability across the various types of geographies we serve. For long-range interfacility patient transfers, we offer airplane service on our Beechcraft Super King Air B200. This comfortable, quiet, fuel-efficient aircraft can carry up to two patients and four medical personnel, and cover an approximate distance of 800 nautical miles before refueling is needed, helping us better care for high acuity patients and specialty teams during extended hospital–to–hospital transports.
Our specialized aircraft house a corresponding array of critical care medical equipment utilized in emergency services. When needed, we are able to provide patients with oxygen, suction, ventilation, multi–function monitoring, defibrillation and more during transport.