A very special mission aircraft
Evacuation aircraft for epidemics
SARS, avian flu or ebola – epidemics regularly threaten human lives. A unique kind of aircraft is necessary to transport and treat such highly infectious patients just as safely as on the ground. We have proven that we are capable of transforming a normal airliner into an evacuation aircraft for a very special mission.
At the height of the ebola epidemic, we were commissioned by Germany's Federal Foreign Office to convert an Airbus A340 into an evacuation aircraft for transporting and treating highly contagious patients. There was no existing solution for the conversion of such an airplane. Unlike smaller aircraft that have been sporadically available till then, the new plane provided the required capacity for a comprehensive intensive care unit on board. For the construction and installation of the special isolation unit in the cabin, we were able to draw on our wealth of experience in installing a diverse range of non-standard aircraft interiors.