Avincis orders two EC135 T3s


Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3 (Credit: Charles Abarr)

Avincis has ordered two latest-generation EC135 T3s from Airbus Helicopter to be used for emergency medical service (EMS) operations.

Martin Whittaker, director of fleet and engineering at Avincis, says: “Air ambulances save lives every day. Adding these new EC135 T3s to our fleet will help us to deliver vital EMS missions for our customers.”

Avincis’ subsidiary Bond Air Services will operate the two aircraft, which will be delivered in the summer of 2015.

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Dominique Maudet, executive vice president of global business and services, at Airbus Helicopters says: “Airbus Helicopters continuously strives to offer aircraft that fully meet to the evolving needs of its customers, and this is precisely what we bring with the new EC135 T3/P3.”

“With this order, we are proud to congratulate Bond Air Services on their success in UK EMS missions and further strengthen our longstanding partnership with Avincis,” adds Maudet.

The EC135 T3/P3 is the latest-generation version of the EC135 helicopter. This latest version was launched in 2013, and its type certification is expected for mid-October. The first delivery will take place later this month.