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News > American Eurocopter Delivers First of Six EC145s to Memorial Hermann Life Flight


American Eurocopter Delivers First of Six EC145s to Memorial Hermann Life Flight

September 18, 2007

During a ceremony at the 2007 Air Medical Transport Conference in the Tampa Convention Center, American Eurocopter delivered the first of six EC145 helicopters to Memorial Hermann Life Flight. On hand to accept the bright red EC145 were Life Director, Will David, and Director of Aviation Operations, Eric von Wenckstern. 
 
The Houston, Texas-based Memorial Hermann Life Flight is a long-time operator of Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft. In 1976, the company started the second air medical program in the United States with an SA319B Alouette. Since then, Memorial Hermann has continued to operate Eurocopter products to save lives.  
 
For Memorial Hermann Life Flight's operations, the aircraft will be configured to accommodate special mission equipment and medical personnel for neonatal transports and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) patients. 
 
"We are very proud to have supported Memorial Hermann Life Flight for the past 31 years," declares Marc Paganini, president and CEO of American Eurocopter. Our state-of-the-art EC145s will provide the mechanism to keep Memorial Hermann Life Flight on the cutting edge of patient care and safety, and we look forward to a continued partnership in saving lives. 
 
The Eurocopter EC145 has quickly become the choice of U.S. AMS operators. The helicopter's spacious cabin has room for two pilots and three medical practitioners with space for two patient litters and a comprehensive equipment bay. Built with high set main and tail rotors, the EC145 is fast, safe, and provides in excess of 135 cubic feet of cabin volume. 
 
About American Eurocopter 
American Eurocopter is the American subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and EADS North America, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large new manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Mississippi.


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