OSF Aviation awards EC145 contract to United Rotorcraft

Air Methods announced that United Rotorcraft, a
division of Air Methods (formerly known as the Products Division of Air
Methods) has been awarded a contract by OSF Aviation, a part of OSF HealthCare,
to complete OSF’s four new Eurocopter EC145 aircraft. The agreement includes
the design, manufacture, FAA approvals for the medical interior and avionics
suite, plus exterior paint. The aircraft are expected to be delivered to OSF
during the first half of 2012.

“United Rotorcraft is not only excited to
partner with OSF Aviation on the completion of these four new aircraft, but we
also are thrilled to bring several enhancements to our EC145 medical interior
design,” stated Tom Curtis, vice president of United Rotorcraft. “The
enhancements we have made to our EC145 interior will bring these aircraft into
a true first-of-its-kind configuration.”

United Rotorcraft also designs, engineers,
manufactures and certifies medical interiors for the Eurocopter EC135, EC130,
and AS350, and Bell
407 and 429 helicopter airframes.

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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