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 each other’s challenges and responsibilities are, allowing us to manage each flight for a better patient outcome.”
Another key to creating a successful team is employee satisfaction, and one way Keewatin Air builds the longevity of its workforce is to allow employees to live anywhere in Canada. They report to their base location and work for two weeks, then have two weeks off and can return home.
“By allowing our staff to live where they want to, they can maintain their family and social lifestyles as they rotate in and out of their home,” McLeod said.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Keewatin Air also changed its aircraft platform. They were flying Beechcraft Model 18 Twin Beechs with Tradewind and Westwind modifications, then Swearingen Merlin IIA aircraft. In 1996, they purchased their first King Air: a 1981 model B200. That airplane is expected to retire in 2019 when the airframe reaches 30,000 flight hours, and the King Air is now solidly entrenched as the backbone of Keewatin Air’s operations.
The current fleet
On average, Keewatin Air transports about 1,700 patients and flies more than 2.3 million miles of
All of Keewatin Air’s King Air B200s have been completely redone and outfitted with industry leading air ambulance inte- riors. Keewatin provides services and support that usually can only be found in major center hospitals. (Kyle Wedge, Keewatin Air staff)
     TSO High Altitude FAA Approved Mask
  with comfort fit headgear
King Air Replacement Mask Carbon Fiber
  Phone (800) 237-6902
  JANUARY 2019

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