AgustaWestland and United Rotorcraft sign agreement

AgustaWestland AW169AgustaWestland announced the
signing of a non exclusive agreement with United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods
division, to design an air ambulance interior concept for the AW169 helicopter.
The agreement includes AgustaWestland providing United Rotorcraft a full scale
cabin mock-up of the AW169 aircraft for design and full integration of the EMS interior.

This solution will include
several design features including a next-generation machined aluminium floor,
modular litter kits. Interior will include medical equipment racks that will be
wall mounted in an effort to keep the ceiling unobstructed from head strikes,
and contribute to a modular approach for this next generation EMS
interior, thus adding value to the interior and aircraft for multi-mission
capabilities or dedicated operations.

The one agreed with United
Rotorcraft is one of the potential EMS
interior solutions for the all new AW169. The unobstructed cabin space can
accommodate two longitudinally or transversally mounted stretchers for EMS applications. A wide range of equipments will be
available so that each AW169 can be customised to each customer’s requirements.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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