(15 Feb 2021)
Air Methods, the largest civil operator of Airbus
helicopters worldwide and a leading air medical service provider,
has signed a HCare support contract with Airbus to cover its fleet
of EC135 helicopters.
The order expands the number of Air Methods
aircraft covered by Airbus support and services to 111, making Air
Methods the largest HCare-covered single-operator civil helicopter
fleet in the world. The deal is also the largest HCare contract signed with
any civil customer to date.
“Safety and being ready and available are the keys
to the success of our critical care mission,” said Leo Morrissette,
EVP Operations. “To support our high demand operation, we value
strong working partnerships with industry OEM’s and this contract
formalizes and optimizes the process between Air Methods and
Airbus in order to focus on delivery, results, and a path to
Air Methods delivers lifesaving care to more than
70,000 people annually.
“Our team is proud of our longstanding success
with Air Methods and the opportunity to provide the overall best
experience in support and cost control,” said Anthony Baker, vice
president of support and services for Airbus Helicopters North
America. “With comprehensive HCare coverage, our customers can
enjoy even greater peace of mind while helping meet long-term
support and financial goals, so they can focus their attention
where it needs to be – on their critical life-saving missions.”
In the United States, Airbus supports a regional fleet of
more than 3,100 helicopters with a local presence dating back more
than 50 years.
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