American Eurocopter delivers fourth EC135 helicopter to Med-Trans in November
American Eurocopter has delivered three EC135s to Med-Trans with a fourth scheduled for delivery in November.
Med-Trans signed an agreement in August 2012 to purchase up to 16 EC135 helicopters. The order includes 10 firm bookings and options for an additional six helicopters.
“We originally selected the EC135 because we wanted a fleet that was not only versatile and reliable, but one that also provided a flexible and adaptable platform that would meet current mission demands and grow with us to meet the needs of our expanding customer base,” said Fred Buttrell, president and CEO of Med-Trans Corporation. “With the addition of these new EC135s we will be able to continue to provide economical aircraft solutions that maximize patient care and partner satisfaction throughout our wider service regions.”
“The EC135 was designed to meet the demands of operators in variety of mission environments providing high performance, extended range, flexibility, and reliability,” said American Eurocopter vice president of commercial sales and marketing, Treg Manning. “American Eurocopter is proud to support Med-Trans in providing the highest quality of care to their patients.”
There are more than 1,000 EC135 helicopters in service, with about 50 percent working as air ambulances or in the emergency medical service.