FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

4-Mar-2022 Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS will complement its EC135 helicopter fleet in use at its southern bases to ensure uninterrupted medical helicopter service expansion next autumn. The new base serving Ostrobothnia will open in Seinäjoki from the end of 2022. The helicopter will be acquired used by FinnHEMS.

In the future, four southern bases in Vantaa, Turku, Tampere and Seinäjoki will be operated by a total of five EC135 helicopters. Spare equipment is needed, among other things, for maintenance and in the event of possible breakdowns. 

Helicopters and, in part, crews are used flexibly at various bases. The flight crew and medical personnel carried in the helicopter must be trained in each type of helicopter in use.

The tender documents are available in the Hilma public procurement notification channel. Tenders must be submitted by 31.3.2022. The procurement will be carried out as an open procedure and the procurement decision will be made next spring.

FinnHEMS originally launched a leasing tender for the helicopters needed for the new bases last spring. However, the acquisition was suspended because the establishment of a base in Southeast Finland in Kouvola was delayed and the acquisition of helicopters could not be carried out as such.


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