AIR METHODS TO RECEIVE THE FIRST BELL 230 AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
AIR METHODS TO RECEIVE THE FIRST BELL 230 AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ: AIRM) announced today that it will be receiving the first new Bell 230 helicopter available in the United States. The intermediate size, twin-engine aircraft will be equipped with the newest airborne medical intensive care unit (ICU) developed by Air Methods. The Bell 230 is the world's newest helicopter and has recently received certification from Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, authorizing production and operation of the helicopter. The new helicopter utilizes two Allison 250-C30 engines and features the rugged airframe proven on the Bell 222 models. The helicopter can be equipped with either skids or wheels. Worldwide deliveries of the aircraft will begin in the fall of this year. The medical interior currently being developed for the Bell 230 will feature the same high-technology elements and ergonomic designs that have distinguished previous Air Methods' interiors. The completed design will convert the aircraft into a flying ICU, affording Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals easy access to both patient and sophisticated, life-saving equipment. The ICU- equipped helicopter will be capable of transporting two patients and three medical professionals. The aircraft, complete with the company's medical interior, will furnish the airborne EMS market with a superior, intermediate size, twin-engine helicopter. Air Methods is the largest exclusive provider of state-of-the-art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals throughout the United States. The company utilizes only Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)-certified pilots and aircraft, including 24 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 Level I trauma center or a tertiary care facility, either from outlying hospitals or the scene of an accident. -0- 3/26/92 /CONTACT: W. Terrance Schreier or William H. Critchfield both of Air Methods, 303-790-0587/ (AIRM) CO: Air Methods Corp. ST: Colorado IN: AIR HEA SU:
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|Date:||Mar 26, 1992|
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