Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a long-standing Airbus Helicopters’ customer has placed a mixed order for 21 helicopters made up of the single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 models, as announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. Nine of the orders were confirmed in 2018 and deliveries will be over a three-year period beginning in 2019.
While AMGH is one of Airbus Helicopters’ biggest customers with a fleet of 85 helicopters, the company recently merged with the ground ambulance operator American Medical Response (AMR) to form Global Medical Response (GMR) which operates some 306 helicopters, 100 fixed-wing aircraft, 7,000 ground vehicles and 111 fire vehicles and which transported over 13 million patients in 2018.
“This order will support our company’s fleet replacement and growth in the air medical market. In our operation across the United States we perform a critical care transport for a patient every ten minutes and must always be ready at any moment,” said Fred Buttrell, President and CEO of AMGH. “The H125 and H135 offer an ideal configuration for our various missions and bring along with them the high level of support we have come to expect from Airbus.”
“The GMR teams are one of the best in the business. We are committed to fully supporting their current fleet, as well as their upcoming H125 and H135 deliveries, while they focus on finding the best solutions to support their rotary-wing operations,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and head of the North America region.
Known for its power, versatility, and high performance in almost any condition, the H125 features dual hydraulics, dual channel engine FADEC, crash-resistant fuel systems, and advanced glass-panel cockpit displays.
The H135 is a market leader in emergency medical services (EMS), available in a wide range of dedicated EMS interior configurations.Email Post to a Friend