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News > Life Flight Network earns program of the year award; see its EC135 in American Eurocopter exhibit 1617 at AMTC

Life Flight Network earns program of the year award; see its EC135 in American Eurocopter exhibit 1617 at AMTC

October 26, 2009

Grand Prairie, Texas American Eurocopter congratulates the Life Flight Network on earning the prestigious air medical Program of the Year award from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).  A Life Flight Network EC135 will be proudly displayed in the American Eurocopter exhibit (1617) during the Air Medical Transport Conference, Oct. 26-28. The Life Flight Network fleet is comprised of predominantly Eurocopter helicopters, including three EC135s and four AS350B3 helicopters.

“Life Flight Network is a world-class operation deserving of this prestigious recognition,” said Marc Paganini, President & CEO of American Eurocopter. “We are proud to know that our aircraft are part of their success.”

Receiving the AAMS Program of the Year award is recognition an emergency medical program demonstrates the very highest levels of patient care, management expertise, quality leadership, customer service, safety, marketing ingenuity, community service and commitment to the medical transport community. Over 250 air medical programs worldwide are eligible for AAMS Program of the Year honors. This is first time in the history of AAMS a flight program based on the West Coast of the U.S. has received the award.

“This is an enormous milestone, and we are honored to receive this award,” said Michael Griffiths, Executive Director of Life Flight Network, which operates from multiple bases in the Pacific Northwest.  “Ultimately, this is about the community and the people we serve. The combination of providing excellent patient care and rapid transport translates to better patient outcomes and lives saved. The safety and reliability of Eurocopter products have certainly played an important role in our success.”

Eurocopter helicopters are the aircraft of choice for emergency medical airlift providers across the U.S., accounting for three-quarters of all deliveries into this segment over the past decade.

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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