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News > Air Methods continues commitment to premier air medical transportation with Eurocopter products in 2009

Air Methods continues commitment to premier air medical transportation with Eurocopter products in 2009

October 26, 2009

Grand Prairie, Texas — Air Methods Corporation, the world’s largest air medical transportation provider, has taken delivery of nine new Eurocopter helicopters in 2009, maintaining its fleet upgrade despite a challenging economy.

The deliveries included seven AS350B3s, one EC130, and one EC 135 in 2009. The helicopters join Air Methods’ sizable fleet of more than 330 helicopters providing emergency medical services throughout the United States.

“Investments in new technology are always important to support Air Methods’ enduring commitment to safety, reliability and cost-effective operations,” said Paul Tate, COO for Air Methods. “Most everyone is facing challenging economic times, but we are choosing to invest in our future so we can continually better serve our customers.”

Air Methods operates a variety of Eurocopter products, including EC130s, EC135s, EC145s, AS350s, AS365s, BK117s and BO105s. 

“Air Methods as a world leader has played a key role in American Eurocopter’s development of new products for in the U.S. EMS market,” said Marc Paganini, President & CEO of American Eurocopter. “Our mutual commitment to the industry, to incorporate technologically advanced products and safety enhancements has helped distinguish both of our companies in the industry.”

Air Methods Corporation ( is a leader in emergency air medical transportation and medical services. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals.

About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter’s product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facilities are located in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program.


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