19-Dec-2014 Source: Nordic Rotors
The county councils in Värmland and Dalarna announce that they have signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for two new EC 145 T2 helicopters. The agreement includes an option for eight more helicopters to the counties’ joint HEMS federation.
– This permanent solution improves patient safety and increase the ability to provide equitable health care for the citizens, says Lars-Olof Björkqvist, deputy county director at Dalarna County Council.
The member counties are responsible for providing helicopters to the joint local federation, currently named “Kommunalförbundet Ambulanshelikopter Värmland-Dalarna“, whose mission is to manage the flight operations.
– The aircraft that we have signed an agreement for is larger and it can fly longer, which means that more advanced medical equipment can be provided outside of the hospitals and that the helicopter can perform long journeys without having to refuel, says Tobias Kjellberg, Health Officer at Värmland County Council.
In a recently published press release the councils says that the EC 145 T2 is quiet, safe and spacious, which provides excellent opportunities for a good long-term development of the operations. The larger cabin makes it easy for the medical staff to work with the patient. The new helicopters will be delivered in December 2015 according to the purchase agreement.
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