Air Ambulance added
to the AmCoach Program
Date: July 23, 2012
Contact Person: Bob
Fort Worth, TX.
TransAlive USA announces the addition of air medical transportation
services for drivers when they experience an accident, illness
or injury and need immediate transfer to another medical facility.
will be transported from medical facilities by ground ambulance to local
airports; loaded onto the aircraft; and flown to the nearest
destination airport. There, again, the driver will be
transported by ground ambulance to the medical facility of choice.
Logistics dictate air
services nationwide with airports that have landing facilities for jet
aircraft. Medical staff as needed will be provided by the family of the
Bob Hataway, President and
Founder of TransAlive, said, during a recent interview, “During the
twelve years of service with the AmCoach, we
have received requests for air service. Doctors, on special
cases, have requested only air services. We now can provide air
In 1985, TransAlive
received a request for air travel for a driver from Calgary, CN to
Orlando, FL. That call initiated the journey leading to the ground AmCoach program and now full cycle to air service.
The service will be
provided with a Hawker800XP aircraft. The Hawker 800 is a
mid-size twin-engine corporate jet. It reaches airspeeds of 455 mph
with a range of 2,390 miles. Drivers can be placed on the
aircraft and delivered to their destination in a matter of hours as
opposed to days.
The interior can be
converted to seat five people plus a three seat sofa bed to the
inclusion of a medical gurney with restraints for travel as
We would not have the AmCoach without the help of the industry. For a
list of our sponsors you may click SPONSORS to see who
make our services possible.
program ground service will still be available as before without
any changes. Drivers and their families can enjoy free
transportation home when they find themselves released from a
hospital but cannot travel in a standard plane, train, or bus.
TransAlive has operational
sponsors who continue to cover the operational needs for the ground AmCoach such as fuel by Pilot Travel Centers,
lubrication by Speedco,
and tire services by Bridgestone
Bandag Tire Solutions. J. B. Hunt Transport and
cover the expenses over our operational costs in getting drivers home.