“This is the first of what we hope to be multiple HCare contracts, which allows us to partner with Airbus to drive safety, reliability, and cost targets for our customer base,” said Leo Morrissette, EVP of Operations for Air Methods. “This contract provides us peace of mind knowing that we are working with the manufacturer, to provide a higher level of service, and responsiveness for our patients.”
This is Air Methods’ first HCare contract with Airbus, and discussions are underway to extend similar support coverage to other aircraft models in the Air Methods fleet, which also includes the H125, H130, H135 and H145. Air Methods is an air medical service provider, delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. Air Methods has a fleet of owned, leased, or maintained aircraft with more than 450 aircraft.
Fully supporting Air Methods’ core business
“Air Methods is a key and trusted member of the Airbus family, and we’re extremely proud to help support the life-saving air medical operations they carry out on a daily basis all over the country,” said Anthony Baker, Vice President of Customer Support at Airbus Helicopters. “With nose-to-tail airframe coverage for their EC145 fleet, we will collaborate with Air Methods to support efficient management, streamline costs and eliminate surprises, with the intent of increasing operational availability and allowing Air Methods to focus its resources on its core business of fully supporting its customer base.”
Recently, WellSpan Health, an integrated health system, and Air Methods have launched a new medical helicopter service, aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients.