Describe your program: (FW/Ground)
REVA, Inc., with over 300 employees and offices strategically placed around the US and the Caribbean, and a fleet of 17 medically-configured aircraft, including small and mid-size jets, is the largest fixed-wing, air-medical-transportation provider in the Americas and operates 24/7/365.
REVA provides bedside-to-bedside service with quotes including ground transportation to and from the aircraft provided by one of our industry partners.
What types of vehicles does your program utilize?
All of REVA’s 17 medically-configured aircraft are set up with one stretcher. The headquarters base at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) is home for nine Learjet 35/35As and one Learjet 55, a mid-sized aircraft. Phoenix International Airport (PHX) is home for two Learjet 35As. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico is home for two Cessna Citations, a 501 and 550, and a dual-prop Cessna 402B enabling reach to islands with shorter runways. The Schenectady County Airport (SCH) in upstate New York is home for two Hawker 800XPs, mid-sized jets with long-range capability.
What is the history of your program?
REVA began operation in May 1997 as Aero Jet International. Two companies merged in February 2012 doing business as (d.b.a.) REVA and were rebranded as REVA, Inc. November 1st of that year operating under the REVA FAA 135 Certificate # O2JA595N. Since its 1997 inception with one base of operations, REVA now has four bases of operation and has flown over 25,000 successful missions to and from destinations worldwide with an outstanding safety record.
REVA has past-performance experience with numerous insurance and assistance companies, hospitals, and private-pay individuals. Additionally, REVA has transported transplant teams and/or organs for hospitals recognized as centers of excellence and for the Veterans Administration. REVA also has provided services to the US Navy Medical Centers and GTMO, US VA Medical Centers, US State Department – Embassies and Consulates, US Marshals Service, Office of Homeland Security - US Customs & Border Protection, as well as Health and Human Services.
What is your crew configuration?
REVA jets are piloted by a Captain and a First Officer. Each flight is staffed with a minimum of two medical personnel, a Critical-care RN and either a Paramedic or Respiratory Therapist, depending on the patient’s condition. Physicians and specialty medical teams are available and utilized as appropriate to the patient’s needs.
What type(s) of transports does your program do? (i.e. scene vs inter-facility, PEDS, NICU, ECMO, etc.)
REVA is a second responder transporting patients, when stable and fit-to-fly, between facilities.
REVA provides personalized medical care based on the specific needs of the individual patient and serves patients from neonates to adults up to 410lbs., providing care from Basic Life Support to Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Areas of care include, as examples:
• • PEDS and Neonatal critical care
• • Full ICU capabilities
• • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
• • Transcutaneous pacemakers
• • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
• • Respiratory compromise
• • Trauma, multi-trauma
• • i-STAT Portable Laboratory
• • Video laryngoscopes
What makes your program special/different?
REVA’s Medical Director, David A. Farcy, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM, has been practicing and bringing innovations to emergency medicine since 2002, and was instrumental in the development of the sub-specialty Critical Care Emergency Medicine.
REVA is fully accredited by independent third parties: The National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA), the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI), the International Assistance Group (IAG) as an Accredited Service Provider, and ARG/US Platinum. Additionally, REVA successfully conducted an internal audit against the CAMTS standards.
REVA’s air-ambulance services are licensed by U.S. and international agencies, including U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Canadian Transportation Agency International License; U.S. Treasury Cuban operation authorization, and eight additional Caribbean permits: Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, French Territories, GTMO, Honduras, and Mexico.
REVA has a comprehensive Safety Management System active in the FAA Voluntary Compliance Program, and through individual and corporate affiliations, the staff and fleet uphold professional performance standards that meet the highest of industry practices and expectations. Additionally, REVA was awarded “Air Ambulance Provider of the Year” by the International Travel Insurance Journal and was nominated as a finalist for the 2016 award. REVA also earned the AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence.