Cessna recently announced that its Citation Mustang can now complete another mission, this one perhaps to save lives.
The aircraft can now be outfitted with equipment from Spectrum Aeromed to modify it into a medical transport. Cessna delivered the news during last month’s EAA Airventure.
The medical Mustang will feature the single-patient 2200 Series advanced life-support module from Spectrum Aeromed. It features a specially designed stretcher to move patients comfortably in and out of tight quarters. [more]
The system includes 3500 liters of oxygen, an air compressor and vacuum pump, in addition to AC outlets and pneumatic outlets. It currently can be fitted into the Citation I, II and III models, as well as other aircraft.
Cessna will install the system at its service center in Wichita, Kansas in about a week’s time, the company said in a release. Pricing has not yet been released.
The first delivery is set to take place in October to Jet Budget, a Caribbean charter operator, according to the Cessna statement.
It may not have wings, but we bet this blackbird will sing in the dead of night alright, sing right off the asphalt.
Combine the two largest names behind powerful Mustang designs and you come up with the Shelby-Roush SR-71 Blackbird Mustang.
Built to resemble the fast-as-lightning surveillance aircraft of the same designation and nickname, this one-off build will be displayed before being auctioned off at Airventure to raise money for the EAA Young Eagles program.
Based on a 2011 GT aluminum 32-valve 5.0 V8 with a glass roof, an additional 100 hp comes from a supercharger and exhaust tuning and tips. A racing handling pack lowers it an inch and lets it grip the road like a glove.
Back and gray matte exterior paint set off the SR-71 themed graphics. In some ways, the partnership has been more than 45 years in the making. The first Mustang was produced the same year as the first SR-71 flight, 1964.
The two-seater cabin includes a roll-cage, racing seats and fire extinguisher. The signatures of Jack Roush and Carroll Shelby are embroidered into the seats, and special gauges and instrument-cluster graphics have been added.
It will be on display at the Ford Hangar at Oshkosh until the auction on July 29. Thinking of placing a bid? Ford offerings at Oshkosh in the past have fetched around a half-million dollars. Check out the full specs see more photos here.