Med-Trans Corporation orders 16 EC135 helicopters

Eurocopter EC135American Eurocopter hs announced at the ILA Berlin Air Show that Med-Trans Corporation has signed an agreement to purchase up to 16 EC135 helicopters. The order includes 10 firm bookings and options for an additional six helicopters. The new EC135s will help Med-Trans sustain its market growth and expansion.

“This selection of the EC135 as the base of its expansion exemplifies Med-Trans’ trust and commitment to our aircraft and our company,” said Marc Paganini, president and CEO of American Eurocopter. “Med-Trans has been a valued customer for many years and we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with it and look forward to supporting its continued growth.”

Med-Trans currently has 20 EC135s in its fleet

“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,” explained 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 maximise patient care and partner satisfaction throughout our wider service regions.”

“We know that HEMS operators especially appreciate the outstanding maneuverability and cabin size of the EC135. We are happy that this aircraft has become the twin-engine helicopter of choice in the air medical services industry in the United States and other countries”, said Wolfgang Schoder, Eurocopter’s executive vice president, programmes.

Terry Spruce

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