GFH’s Medical Aircraft

Building the Resource

Global Flying Hospitals is creating a fleet of medical aircraft.  The core aircraft is the Hercules C130 (Hercules L100 civilian version), being a four engined turbine cargo transporter.  These are coupled with roll-off, modular, high-tech surgical hospitals, designed for specialities as Orphopedic, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Opthalmology etc., and each being a self-contained training unit. This fleet-building is the emerging resource to greatly expand global medical care in developing countries.


Aircraft for Humanitarian Solutions

As a key supporter of GFH once said; “5,280 feet takes you one mile … but a 5,280 ft runway takes you to the world”. Our ailing world is beset by both failed health-care systems, and a plethora of natural disasters. GFH’s medical aviation fleet will provide the solution.


  • When natural disasters strike, GFH will be mission-ready, and able to land aircraft at the closest airport to the disaster, or in unprepared landing zones (ULZ’s) as in the case with the rugged and versatile Hercules C130.
  • Training and development are crucial in order to extend the capabilities of health-care workers in developing countries. Such training greatly expands the medical provision. Each modular hospital is designed with video-conferencing, tele-medicine linked to alliance medical colleges, medical simulators and recording of all medical procedures for future study.
  • Flying-the-hospital to the patients. Medical aircraft can quickly move medical professionals into a region, thence allow them to function in high-tech, modern off-loadable hospitals and clinics, rather than working in inadequate degraded facilities that is common in developing countries.


The World’s Logistics Resource

GFH is building this fleet of specialized aircraft, because developing countries need the tools, infrastructure and equipment. Many humanitarian medical charities have large data-bases of volunteer medical professionals, yet at the village, town or regional level, the medical facilities or equipment is often poor or even none existent. With GFH resources, they can plan better, enlarge their missions and generate greater coverage of medical provision to people on a global scale.



The Fleet

  • Hercules C130 cargo aircraft transporting modular hospitals, field clinics and medical equipment.
  • Pilatus PC12 aircraft for micro-insertion of medical professionals to remote areas, patient evacuation and liaison with other aircraft. 


GFH’s 2ist Century Modular Hospitals

Here is the nucleus of GFH. Modular hospitals, comprising high-tech surgical suites, advanced medical equipment and facilities. These hospitals are designed to be transported within the cargo aircraft, and are off-loadable. The sides expand with the push of a button, with both sides expanding outwards. Future models will incorporate the rear to telescope, in order to gain an even larger footprint. And each hospital is designed for specific medical specialisms.

Modular emergency shelters are also designed for hercules transport, in large numbers to enable support for natural disasters. GFH’s field clinics are designed for the general medical care of patients in small outlying areas. 

See the GFH Modular Hospitals here.