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AIR METHODS DELIVERS PROTOTYPE HIGH-CAPACITY AIR AMBULANCE FOR USE BY THE U.S. ARMY IN MEDEVAC MISSIONS

 Medically Dedicated Airplane Intended to Complement
 U.S. Army Medevac UH-60Q Blackhawk Helicopter
 DENVER, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (AMEX: ARF.EC) today announced its delivery of the nation's first prototype high- capacity air ambulance for use by the United States military. The company delivered a CASA C-212A airplane, equipped with a prototype medical interior, designed to support the medical evacuation of up to 17 soldiers to CASA Aircraft Corp. This fully integrated, airborne life support medical interior was developed by Air Methods, in consultation with the U.S. Active Army, various Army National Guard medical evacuation units, as well as the Army's Surgeon General. This aircraft was specifically designed to respond to the emerging, modernized medical relief function of the United States military.
 This CASA C-212A prototype was designed by Air Methods, setting the state-of-the-art military standard in fixed wing aeromedical transport by optimizing on-board, advanced emergency medical care. It is also intended to complement the recently completed UH-60Q Blackhawk helicopter also retrofitted by the company with a similar medevac interior, establishing a continuity of sophisticated medical care for the nation's armed forces. This prototype will now be evaluated by the Department of the Army. The company and the Army intend to work in concert throughout the next several months in determining the best design from which to move forward into "type classification" preparatory to multiunit production.
 The company estimates that if this project is approved and adopted by the Army, the annualized impact upon Air Methods Corp., from both a revenue and earnings contribution perspective, could be quite material.
 Air Methods Corp. is the largest exclusive provider of state-of- the-art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals throughout the United States. Air Methods now serves 43 hospitals in 132 states under 19 dedicated long-term operating agreements. The company utilizes only IFR-certified pilots and aircraft, including 26 helicopters and four airplanes, to perform these services. In addition, Air Methods offers completely integrated airborne medical systems for administering intensive care to patients while flying to a trauma center or a tertiary care facility, either from outlying hospitals or the scene of an accident.
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 /CONTACT: W. Terrance Schreier, chairman and CEO, or William H. Critchfield, executive VP and CFO of Air Methods, 303-790-0587/
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