23-Oct-2018 Source: Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters Inc. will highlight its role as the U.S. market leader for air medical transport rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference Oct. 22-24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Two of the most powerful and modern aircraft used by air medical transport providers , the twin-engine H145 and a single-engine H130, will be on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, Booth #429.
The featured H145 is the third aircraft from the proven H145 family to be operated by Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, a South Dakota-based integrated health system offering the Careflight service.
“The H145 allows us to provide the most advanced care during our patient transports as it encompasses state-of-the-art aviation technology and the latest safety standards,” said Avera Program Manager Lee Bollock. “With this multi-faceted aircraft, Careflight continues to build the Avera brand promise and places patient care and safety at the forefront of our day-to-day operations.”
Offering full-spectrum, mission-fit capabilities, the H145 is the leading twin-engine choice for EMS operators in the U.S. and worldwide. The latest model in the proven H145 family incorporates Airbus Helicopters’ advanced cockpit design and innovative Helionix avionics suite. Payload and range, along with a large cabin, allow for superior transport of medical teams and special medical care equipment. The aircraft’s low sound levels enable neighborhood-friendly operations in urban areas.
The H130 on display will highlight this aircraft’s capability of accommodating up to three medical crew and specialty team equipment required to care for complex patients. Equipped with a LifePort EMS interior, the wide, unobstructed cabin allows full-body patient access as well as ergonomic and efficient movement of the patient through the large sliding doors. Considered the global reference for single-engine, critical care air ambulance missions, the H130 is redefining single-engine critical care air transport by combining a twin-engine size cabin with single-engine economy.
Following AMTC, the displayed H130 will perform a Western U.S. demo tour to demonstrate its outstanding performance in high and hot conditions.
These aircraft, along with the H125 and H135, have solidified Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s position as the leading provider of emergency medical helicopters in the United States. In the past decade alone, nearly two-thirds of all new EMS helicopters sold in the United States were produced by Airbus Helicopters. Today, more than 90 EMS operators in North America rely on more than 1,230 Airbus helicopters for their emergency care transport needs.
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