Airbus Helicopters wins tender for two EC145 air ambulances

Airbus Helicopters Vostok has won a contract to supply two EC145 air ambulances to Russia.
Airbus Helicopters EC145 (Photo: Airbus Helicopters Vostok)

Airbus Helicopters EC145 (Photo: Airbus Helicopters Vostok)

Airbus Helicopters Vostok was awarded a contract for two EC145 air ambulances for the Health Department’s Scientific and Practical Centre of Emergency Medicine.

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Laurence Rigolini, general manager of Airbus Helicopters Vostok, says: “Our EC145 has already been very successful as a medical helicopter in Moscow, with three operated by Moscow Aviation Centre, saving around 600 lives each year.”

“The Airbus Helicopters story in Russia actually started with a medical helicopter we delivered for the EMERCOM back in 2006, and we are very happy that our products have remained the backbone of the local medevac fleet over these years. We look forward to delivering two more EC145 helicopters to Moscow, and we thank our customers for their long-lasting confidence in our team,” adds Rigolini.

The EC145 helicopters will be delivered in 2015 and to be equipped with an oxygen tank, resuscitator, and defibrillator as well as equipment such as incubator and lung ventilator used to transport new born babies.

Terry Spruce

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