Avincis and Eurocopter sign global framework agreement
The Avincis Group (Avincis) and Eurocopter have announced a global framework agreement, including the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work.
The agreement covers aftermarket support and training, as well as the purchase of aircraft for use by its operating companies across the world.
Avincis Group CEO James Drummond said: “As a mission critical services business, Avincis needs to ensure we have the right fleet to enable us to react quickly, handle any emergency and go wherever our customers need us – always ready, always there. We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Eurocopter, who are an important partner in our future growth.”
Lutz Bertling, the president & CEO of Eurocopter, added: “This agreement marks the latest step in a four-decade relationship with the Avincis Group. As a result, the EC145 T2’s operational capabilities will be available to an even broader segment of the global EMS community.”
Over the past five years, Avincis has invested over €400 million on the purchase of new aircraft. Headquartered in the UK, the Group provides central resources, global standards and systems and expertise to its 13 local operating companies.
Last year, Avincis companies flew over 108,500 hours, conducted over 50,600 emergency health care missions, rescued more than 8,600 people at sea or on mountains, helped to put out over 7,800 fires and carried more than 175,900 passengers in the oil and gas industries.