Air Ambulance Services

Superior Air Med Helicopter Rescue and Transport

Superior Air Med is an industry leader in the emergency air medical transportation industry. We own three aeromedical helicopters operating out of multiple bases in Illinois. Our flight team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. We also own two Learjet 45XRs that can be used for organ procurement, charters, and as an air ambulance. Our staff of highly trained professionals provide outstanding patient care with rapid transport to Centers of Excellence throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Superior Air Med’s helicopter air ambulance division is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

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Our Mission & Vision

Superior Air Med’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through professional, competent, compassionate patients care and transportation with a commitment to safety and efficiency. Our vision is recognition as a leader of outstanding service, reliability, and patient care within the air and ground critical care transport industry.

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The Air Ambulance Services We Provide

We provide emergency transport services of critically ill and injured adults, pediatric and infant patients (greater than 2.5kg) including:

Superior Air Med can also provide the following patient care services:

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Flight Team

Our flight team is comprised of the following highly skilled personnel.

Flight paramedics have a minimum of 3 years of ALS (Advanced Life Support) experience, as well as having completed a university-accredited critical care training program (CCEMTP, CCP). Flight nurses must have at least 3 years of critical care experience. Pilots are IFR (instrument flight) rated with at least 2,000 flight hours.

In addition, clinical team members must:

Superior Ambulance Learjet 45XR

Our two Learjet 45XRs are staffed by a Superior Ambulance medical crew. We offer three service lines: 

  • Air Ambulance
  • Organ Procurement
  • Charter Operations

Ground transport will also be provided by Superior Ambulance, or we will arrange the logistics of transportation if needed. This includes ground transport to and from the airport with the appropriate level of service and bedside-to-bedside care. 

Other features of the Superior Ambulance Learjet 45XR include:

  • 5G WiFi
  • Satellite phone
  • Lavatory
  • Dual pilot

We provide service anywhere in the continental U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. Aircraft operated by Metro Aviation, Inc


Coming soon!

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Superior Ambulance Learjet 45XR

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We have two helicopters based in Illinois, operated from the DuPage Airport in West Chicago and the Greater Kankakee Airport in Kankakee, that serve the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana.

Our aircraft have a range of 250 miles each way. Longer distance transports are also available.

Superior’s Air Med flight program is fully committed to safety and meets or exceeds FAA/NTSB safety recommendations.  An extensive Safety Management System is in place.

Superior Air Med utilizes Eurocopter EC135 P2+ twin engine helicopters. Features include:

  • Twin Pratt & Whitney engines
  • Fenestron enclosed tail rotor
  • Single-Pilot IFR (Instrument Flight)
  • Autopilot with dual Garmin GPS
  • Technisonic radios with UHF, VHF, and 800 MHz
  • Outerlink satellite communication & tracking
  • Night vision Goggle imaging systems
  • Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (HTAWS)
  • Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS)
  • Radar altimeters
  • On-board weather radar & XM weather
  • Weather strike protection
  • IRIS video flight data recorder
  • Electronic flight bags with digital references

Superior Air Med helicopters are operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.

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The Superior Air Med Communication Center (SAMCOMM) is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by Certified Flight Communicators. Each SAMCOMM Communication Specialist is a member of the flight team and responsible for coordinating flight requests and initiating responses.

The SAMCOMM Communication Specialist monitors the helicopter through all segments of transport, arranges for any ground transportation and ensures a smooth integration of resources.

Interested in a Career with Superior Air Med?

Join Our Team!

Whether you are thinking about a career as a Flight Paramedic/Flight Nurse or are currently a highly trained, seasoned professional looking for a career with a leader in the air medical transport industry, we would love to speak with you. Being a team member on an emergency medical transport helicopter is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career path. 

Once you apply for one of our positions, we will review your background in detail. If there is a strong match between your qualifications and our needs, we will contact you either by phone or e-mail.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here.  If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here“EEO is the Law” English poster for screen readers.

Superior Air Med is committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at: or call us at 630-903-2358.

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