CoxHealth gets new MD 902 Explorer

MD Helicopter has delivered a newly converted MD 902 Explorer to Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth.

Previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard as an MD 900, the aircraft was upgraded at MD Helicopter’s Mesa, Arizona, factory service centre via the company’s exclusive MD 900-to-902 Upgrade programme and delivered as a certified MD 902 with full factory warranty.

This is the second MD 902 to join the CoxHealth fleet.

“This helicopter is absolutely perfect for meeting our EMS/air ambulance needs.”

Susan Crum, RN, Cox Air Care programme director, said: “This helicopter is absolutely perfect for meeting our EMS/air ambulance needs. Not only does the MD 902 offer excellent maneuverability and increased safety for our in-flight medical teams and the patients we serve, it also delivers unmatched reliability and low operating costs; allowing us to meet both patient care and operational objectives with ease.”

Andy Pillado, vice president of commercial and military sales for MD Helicopters, said: “Just as CoxHealth sets the standard for exceptional EMS/air ambulance service to the citizens of southwest Missouri, the MD 900/902 sets the standard in performance, affordability, dependability and safety in the global public safety arena.

“We are proud of our partnership with CoxHealth and honored to be part of the continued growth of their network. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with this incredibly passionate and professional healthcare team.”

CoxHealth first chose the MD Explorer as its EMS/air ambulance platform in 2007.

Crum added: “We are truly overwhelmed with how beautiful this aircraft is, and just cannot wait to get her home.”

MD Helicopter released a short video of the aircraft.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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