Covid-19 patients were flown out of Bavaria for the first time on Friday as part of the so-called “Cloverleaf System” (Kleeblatt-System). The programme began with a flight from Memmingen Airport to Münster-Osnabrück Airport. The flight carried six intensive care patients from Swabia.
In the early afternoon, the Airbus A310 MedEvac landed at Memmingen Airport to take patients from several intensive care units in Swabia on board. They were taken to the airport in specially equipped vehicles and accompanied by doctors. Their further treatment was set to take place in clinics in North Rhine-Westphalia.The Federal Airforce Airbus is classified as a flying intensive care unit, and is equipped to meet the latest standards of intensive care medicine. In addition to six intensive care patients, it can transport a further 38 people lying down, and is regarded by the Bundeswehr as an important link in a global rescue chain for the care and evacuation of injured or sick soldiers. It first landed in Memmingen in October last year, when bringing injured Ukrainian soldiers to Germany for treatment at the Bundeswehr hospital in Ulm.