March 5, 2015
Air Methods and Bell Helicopter reach agreement for 200 Bell 407GXP helicopters
Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transportation, and Bell Helicopter, signed an agreement for the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPs configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This order marks one of the largest commercial sales in Bell Helicopter’s history. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016 with a 10 year contract term, which is subject to an early termination right by Air Methods. All of the Bell 407GXPs will be equipped with United Rotorcraft emergency medical services interior, designed with air critical care operators in mind. The adaptable interior can accommodate a single patient or specialty transport, and includes the Articulating Loading System for easy patient loading. The United Rotorcraft interior also provides integrated medical systems such as medical oxygen, suction, air, storage, electrical power, and approved provisions for securing medical support equipment during all aspects of flight.