1997 News Story

Crown Prince Abdullah inspects new hospital plane

Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, today inspected the new aircraft that has just joined the Kingdom’s medical evacuation fleet.  The plane, a Boeing 757, is a modern flying hospital with state-of-the-art medical appliances, a sophisticated test laboratory, an intensive care unit and an electronic network for sending and receiving medical reports via satellite, as well as complete equipment for evacuation and rescue operations.   The hospital plane is run by a highly-qualified team of Saudi doctors, nurses, technicians and specialists.