Turkey orders EC135s for air ambulance service

                      Eurocopter EC135
Turkey has ordered seventeen Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for the country’s air ambulance service.

The helicopters will be operated by THK Gökçen Aviation and will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey.

Operations are to begin this August with an initial five EC135s, followed by a build-up to the full complement of 17 aircraft.

“Eurocopter is committed to supporting Turkey in emergency medical services, which constitute one of the most critical uses of a helicopter,” said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s senior vice president for Sales and Customer Relations. “Therefore, we are proud to be working with THK Gökçen Aviation in demonstrating the direct benefit of our helicopters to the Turkish population.”

Osman Yildirim, president of THK added: “We are very happy to realize a contract with Eurocopter and to enhance our strategic and fruitful cooperation in the Turkish market.”

Photograph: Copyright Eurocopter

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