West Penn Allegheny orders another EC145

West Penn Allegheny HealthAmerican Eurocopter announced at the Air
Medicial Transport conference in
St Louis that West Penn Allegheny Health System
(WPAHS) has ordered its fifth EC145 for its LifeFlight Programme. The new
aircraft is part of a fleet renewal programme and replaces an older aircraft.

“The EC145 provides the size, power,
reliability and range that many air medical operators have chosen for their
fleet replacement and standardization programs,” said Treg Manning, American
Eurocopter’s vice president of sales “LifeFlight’s selection of the EC145
confirms the aircraft’s growing reputation as the medium-class, twin-engine
platform of choice for the US air medical industry.”

“When we selected the EC145 for our fleet
replacement, we chose the helicopter because it gives us the range, capacity,
versatility and reliability we need for our missions,” said Cathy Fackovec,
WPAHS director of operations for emergency services. “By adding this fifth
helicopter we can standardise our fleet, which reduces training costs across
our fleet and greatly reduces maintenance costs from our older 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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