By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Air Link Unveils Regional Fixed Wing Response


December 12, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Air Link unveiled its new Pilatus PC 12 fix-wing air ambulance Friday. The plane has a wide cargo door and is lower to the ground, making it easier to move patients, according to Air Link Medical Director Dr. Peter Meyer.

Air Link and Regional West recently announced a new option to their air ambulance fleet.

The organization now has the option of a Pilatus PC 12 jet. Regional West now has the option of dispatching a medical helicopter or the new plane.

Air Link Medical Director Dr. Peter Meyer said the company has been pursuing a fixed-wing response option for several years. He said in 1995, Dr. Lloyd Westbrook made Regional West a trauma center. Transportation was the key part of the program, according to Dr. Meyer. He said Regional West started pursuing a plane as part of its response fleet in 2010.


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