as CareJet Celebrates 50th Air Ambulance Transport
Guam - In November of 2007, CareJet flew its inaugural air ambulance transport carrying a patient diagnosed with an Acute Myocardial Infarction from Guam to Hawaii. Nearly two years later, on December 7th CareJet saw its Westwind II jet accomplish its landmark 50th flight, facilitating the transfer of a critically ill member of the US Department of Homeland Security from Belau National Hospital to Guam’s Naval Hospital.
Of CareJet’s 50 flights, 30 have served patients from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. CareJet also flew a total of 16 patients from Guam’s hospitals, of which six self-paid for transport, five were covered by insurance*, four were at the military’s request, and one was funded by MIP.
December, 2009, was CareJet’s busiest month to date with a total of nine missions: six from Saipan, one from Guam, one from Palau, and one from the Solomon Islands. In 2010, CareJet expects to pass yet another milestone as it inches closer to its 100th transport.
Also expected in 2010 is the addition of another jet to the CareJet fleet to be based in Subic Bay, Philippines. This second aircraft will provide supplementary coverage for Guam, CNMI, and the FSM while further expanding CareJet's reach within Asia. For more information about CareJet, please visit www.aviationconcepts.aero.
In January of of this year, Calvo’s Select Care Insurance became the first and only insurance provider to offer air ambulance coverage in Guam and the CNMI. pacificnewscenter.com