IU Health adds fifth EC145

IU Health EC145American Eurocopter announced that Indiana
University Health LifeLine will add its fifth EC145 to the fleet of four that
were purchased in late 2008. The first four went into service throughout 2010
and the fifth is expected to go into service this week.

“Indiana University Health has been a
Eurocopter customer for over 25 years,” said Treg Manning, vice president of sales,
American Eurocopter. “They moved up to the EC145 in 2008 and we are delighted
that the aircraft has worked well for them and that they are continuing their
fleet standardisation program with another EC145.”

“We have been extremely pleased with the
EC145 and it has become our premier aircraft,” said Steve Johnson, director of
LifeLine Critical Care Transport, IU Health. “Our program does a large number
of specialty team transports ranging from neonates to adult trauma, often
requiring special equipment and extra crew members. The EC145 offers a large
cabin and the reliability and versatility we need to execute a variety of
specialty missions every day.”

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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