Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

14-Jun-2013 Source: Wysong Enterprises

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced today the completion of Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter.

“We started our relationship with Hospital Wing two years ago,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney Wysong.   “We take pride in our role in making sure they’re equipped with high quality products and were thrilled to be selected to complete their first Eurocopter EC130 B4.”

Hospital Wing is a nonprofit air medical transport organization, which provides inter-hospital transfers as well as emergency scene calls within a 150 mile radius of Memphis. This area includes West Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama and Kentucky. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, six of the seven aircraft are staffed by Hospital Wing with one utilized for pediatric specialties (Pedi Flight). Each month Hospital Wing transports an average of 200 patients with 60 percent of those being trauma related cases.

“The first aircraft Wysong refurbished for us in 2011, was on one of our AS350B3s. ” said Director of Maintenance Glen “Buddy” Wilson.  “We chose Wysong to complete our first EC130B4 because they exceeded our expectations with the first aircraft. There’s just no comparison to their quality of work.”

The EC130 B4 was delivered to Wysong as a green aircraft.  Wysong equipped the aircraft with a full medical interior and several avionics and safety modifications. Some of those modifications include Cobham HeliSAS 2 Axis Auto Pilot, Garmin G500H EFIS System, an Aviation Specialties Unlimited Night Vision Modification, Avidyne Traffic Advisory System and a KRA-405B radar altimeter. Wysong also performed modifications to the airframe including dual search lights, LED scene and landing lights, Eurocopter Canada Airframe Fuel Filter, Eurocopter hinged door mod and a Donaldson engine inlet filter. Wysong custom painted the aircraft to match Hospital Wing’s corporate color scheme.

The installation work is one of several EMS aircraft to pass through Wysong’s shop in 2013. So far for 2013 Wysong has delivered five 407s and has another 3 in house and two more scheduled for the end of June.

“EMS aircraft are very rewarding deliveries,” said Wysong. “We know once these aircraft leave the shop they are going to be involved in critical life-saving missions. When an EMS customer returns it reaffirms our confidence in the fact in each modification we complete we provide customers with quality products that look great and operate great.  We strive to make sure that everything we do exemplifies the quality our customers come to expect from us.”

“We hope that this is the first of many new aircraft we have Wysong complete for us,” added Wilson. “This new fully-equipped emergency medical transport helicopter will enable us to serve the citizens of our region in a greater capacity.  This aircraft was completed in Tennessee and will continue to serve the citizens of Tennessee and the outlying region of Memphis.”

About Wysong Enterprises, Inc.:

Wysong Enterprises Inc. is a full service helicopter facility providing completions, customization, refurbishment, and maintenance service with capabilities to include interior, paint, sheet metal, avionics, and manufacturing. Their customer base includes Law Enforcement, EMS, ENG, Corporate, and Utility helicopter operators. The company operates under FAA Repair Station Approval #W3ER617N and PMA Parts Manufacturing Approval #PQ3898CE .


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