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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in UK Takes Delivery of First Airbus H145

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS), has taken delivery of its first Airbus H145.

 The aircraft, which has been acquired by MAAC to further extend their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations, will see Babcock MCS provide the Bucher medical interior as well as operate the aircraft on behalf of the charity.

 The new addition to MAAC’s fleet, which is equipped with Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix advanced avionics and autopilot suite, has a maximum range of more than 403 nautical miles and a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 3700kg.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS), has taken delivery of its first Airbus H145. The aircraft, which has been acquired by MAAC to further extend their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations, will see Babcock MCS provide the Bucher medical interior as well as operate the aircraft on behalf of the charity. Click to enlarge.

 Until now, MAAC’s fleet has been made up of three EC135 helicopters and the increase in range, payload and space that the H145 brings will help MAAC’s increase and extend HEMS operations across a larger region.

Colin James, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in the UK said, “The handover of this aircraft is the latest evolution of our close collaboration and partnership approach to supporting critical services in the UK. With the H145, Babcock is set to provide a cutting-edge solution to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, who will benefit from an aircraft that, time and again, has proved to be the ideal platform for UK HEMS operations.”

This will be the tenth H145 to operate in UK HEMS when it enters service with MAAC.

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