Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in
the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with
the sale of six helicopters to two customers at the 2018 Air
Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona
REACH Air Medical Services will add three
H125s and two H130s to its current fleet. The new aircraft are slated
for delivery later this year.Headquartered in
Sacramento, Calif., REACH is a subsidiary of Global Medical
Response (GMR), which provides critical care air transport service
to communities throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana,
Texas, and Colorado.
Also at the show, Medical Air Rescue Company
(MARC) signed a deal for its
first Airbus helicopter, the H130. The acquisition is part of the
MARC’s long-term plan to modernize its fleet and expand its
operations into the challenging mountainous regions in Wyoming,
where the aircraft will be based. Scheduled for delivery in
December, the new aircraft will help the growing organization
serve roughly 2,400 patients a year across South Dakota, Wyoming,
Montana, Nebraska and Texas.
“Airbus Helicopters has been supporting the air
medical market in North America since its creation, and we are
proud to further our partnership with customers to help save lives
in the safest and most modern aircraft,” said Chris Emerson,
president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of the North
The orders come on the heels of
two milestones for the twin-engine H145 in North America’s EMS
market. In March 2018, Boston MedFlight took delivery of its first
of three H145s. And in 2019, the H145 will begin EMS flights in
Canada for the first time with Alberta-based STARS air ambulance.
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