17-Oct-2011 Source: American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter announced today that it has sold three EC135s to Helicopter Marketing Associates (HMA) for placement in the air medical industry.
â€œHMAâ€™s choice of the EC135 reflects the tremendous demand for this platform throughout the world, particularly in the air medical market,â€ said Treg Manning, American Eurocopterâ€™s Vice President of Sales.Â â€œAcross the United States the EC135 has become the standard in the air medical market with more than 170 in service with air medical operators and programs.â€
â€œThe EC135 was the helicopter that fit the needs of our customer,â€ said Fred Wagner, HMAâ€™s President. â€œThey were looking for a twin-engine aircraft with a proven history of success in the air medical industry and, with the EC135â€™s success in the United States and the world, the EC135 was the clear choice.â€
The EC135 is a versatile helicopter that is a natural fit for emergency medical airlift missions. It features a greater useful load compared to its larger, less fuel-efficient competitors, and it has best-in-class acquisition and direct operating costs. The EC135â€™s FenestronÂ®-shrouded tail rotor adds an additional safety benefit and contributes to one of the quietest noise signatures in its class. The aircraftâ€™s easily-accessible rear clamshell doors facilitate the loading and unloading of patients and complete the package that has raised the bar for air medical helicopters.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopterâ€™s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.