• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 17, Pages: 1730-1737

Original Article

Feasibility study for an air ambulance in the Russian Federation

Received Date:16 April 2020, Accepted Date:17 May 2020, Published Date:12 June 2020


Objectives: This study aims to evolve a complete set of specifications and requirements for a viable air ambulance to benefit several nations across the globe. This article tries to explore the possibilities of constructing an aircraft that can meet identified requirements based on emerging technologies and existing technologies in the fields of aeronautical engineering. Methodology: The analysis is presented concerning the dynamic capabilities of the Russian aviation industry and the domestic needs of the Russian Federation to justify why the development of an air ambulance is feasible in Russian Federation. Design layouts of existing medical aircrafts are studied to identify constraints related to operations, manufacturing, finances, performance, safety, and other practical issues. This feasibility study studies the need for the development of air ambulance in the Russian Federation using PESTEL analysis. Findings: Based on the study, it is identified that the incidents in the existing air medical services have occurred not just because of the management and operational issues, dealing with several uncertain external factors but also due to the lack of some characteristics of the flight vehicles to operate in those conditions. These characteristics are identified and listed as requirements in this article. Two possible configuration layouts are identified and compared for their merits and demerits.

Keywords: Air medical services; Safety; Feasibility study; Flight characteristics; Design requirements


 © 2020 George, Sergeevna. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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