Aircraft & Equipment

The MedEvac Bell 407 helicopter is equipped to handle most any emergency situation.

It is equipped with sophisticated safety gear including night-vision goggles, satellite tracking, terrain avoidance technology and enhanced operational controls.

  • Flight Range: 330 miles
  • Cruise Speed: 133 knots (153 mph)
  • Internal Weight Capacity: 2,347 lbs.
  • Engine: Rolls Royce 250-C47B turbine engine

    Lifesaving equipment on board the aircraft includes cardiac monitors, defibrillator, suction unit, ventilator, infusion pumps, cardiac pacemakers, pulse oximeters, oxygen, patient headset, and a full range of advanced life support pharmaceuticals.

The MedEvac helicopter is owned, operated, and maintained by PHI, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ.

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Flight & Ground Medical Crew

Medevac medical crews are extensively trained. To be hired, each must be certified in CPR, ACLS, and PHTLS. In addition to these certifications, our medical crews are required to have on-going training and continued education credits.

In addition, Medevac nurses are trained in TNCC and ENPC. Medevac paramedics also have additional training in PHTLS.

Flight Range & Service Area

Aspirus MedEvac serves communities within a 175-mile radius of Wausau. Listed below are flight times to some of the communities served by Aspirus MedEvac air transport: 

Times shown are air time only, from take off to landing, and do not include and pre or post-flight preparations.

Approximate Flight Time to Regional Communities

  • Antigo - Aspirus Langlade Hospital: 24 minutes
  • Ashland - Memorial Medical Center: 30 minutes
  • Eagle River - Ascension Eagle River Hospital: 10 minutes
  • Ironwood, MI - Aspirus Ironwood Hospital: 18 minutes
  • Iron Mountain MI - Dickinson County Memorial: 32 minutes
  • Iron River, MI - Aspirus Iron River Hospital: 21 minutes
  • Ladysmith - Marshfield Medical Center: 30 minutes
  • Laurium, MI - Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital: 32 minutes
  • Medford - Aspirus Medford Hospital: 24 minutes
  • Merrill - Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital: 20 minutes
  • Ontonagon, MI - 28 minutes
  • Park Falls - Marshfield Medical Center: 14 minutes
  • Rhinelander - Ascension St. Mary's Hospital: 10 minutes
  • Stevens Point - Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital: 39 minutes
  • Tomahawk - Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital: 11 minutes
  • Wausau - Aspirus Wausau Hospital: 26 minutes
  • Wisconsin Rapids - Aspirus Riverview Hospital: 42 minutes

If the helicopter must land at an airport and drive to the hospital,  you will need to add approximately 10 minutes.

If the helicopter is NOT on standby, add 10 minutes to the time listed to check weather and get the crew/pilot into the helicopter and taking off.

To arrange ground or air transportation call: 800-888-8056.
For intercepts or emergency, call 911.

Safety & Night Vision

Night Vision Technology

Aspirus MedEvac air employs the newest generation of Night Vision technology, providing a substantial edge on the elements and ensuring timeliness and the safe delivery of patients. This advanced technology allows pilots to spot power lines, trees and other hazards in the dark.  

A FAA study found that when properly used, NVGs can increase safety, enhance situational awareness, and reduce pilot workload and stress that are typically associated with night operations. Benefits of NVGs include: more efficient navigation, a greater ability to identify hazards, and a heightened ability to locate the horizon in unfamiliar terrain.

Terrain Avoidance Technology

The MedEvac Bell 407 helicoper utilizes a multi-hazard avoidance system that alerts against wires, terrain and obstacles.

PHI Air Medical - Commitment to Safety

Since PHI’s inception in 1949, safety has been a core value. Everything comes back to the safety of our crew and our patients and it is why each aircraft is outfitted with the most advanced technology and crews are subjected to the most rigorous protocols and training anywhere.  It is also why we ensure that the most advanced and efficient technology is an essential and required component of every aircraft we operate. In over five decades of operation, PHI has logged more that ten million flight hours. During that time, they have developed safety programs and practices which have provided an unprecedented industry safety.

PHI was first to establish its own training department dedicated exclusively to the training of pilots and mechanics. The curriculum deals extensively with human factors as well as mechanical emergencies.

PHI has been recognized with the prestigious Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award which recognizes one company in the air medical industry who has embodied the goal of flight safety and zero accidents of consequence.

MedEvac helicopter services are operated by PHI Air Medical.

You can contact the Department of Transportation by mail or website.
The mailing address is:
Aviation Consumer Protection Division, C-75
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590