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New helicopters for Air Medical Group
Airbus Helicopters has sold 21 helicopters to Air Medical Group to be used in air medical transport missions.
Air Medical Group currently operates a fleet of approximately 85 Airbus helicopters. The new agreement is for a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135, nine of which are expected to be delivered in 2019; the rest before the end of 2022.
“The order supports our company’s fleet replacement and growth in the air medical market. In our operation across the US we perform a critical care transport for a patient every 10 minutes and must always be ready at any moment,” said Fred Buttrell, President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings.
Air Medical Group recently merged with American Medical Response – another medical transport service – to form Global Medical Response (GMR), and this is the service which the new aircraft will operate under; transporting patients and continuing its life-saving work.
President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America region Chris Emerson said: “The GMR teams are one of the best in the business. We are committed to fully supporting their current fleet, as well as their upcoming H125 and H135 deliveries, while they focus on finding the best solutions to support their rotary-wing operations. We are extremely proud to provide them with the helicopters they rely on to save lives every single day.”
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